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Doug Jones Urges Alabamians To Prepare For An Economic Downturn Due to the Coronavirus

By Dakota Layton on March 17, 2020

In an appearance on WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show”, Senator Doug Jones urges all Alabamians to prepare for an economic downturn due to the Coronavirus.

“Well, we are in an economic downturn, Jeff,”…

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Medical Industries of the Americas Will Revive Latex Plant in Barbour County

By Dakota Layton on January 21, 2020

Alabama state officials announced Tuesday that Medical Industries of the Americas will re-launch latex production at a shuttered factory in Barbour County. The company…

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Terri Sewell Announces Over $10 Million In Federal Grants To Fight Homelessness

By Brent Wilson on January 21, 2020

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently awarded $11,445,018 to local “Continuums of Care” (CoCs) across Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. HUD’s Continuum…

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Governor Ivey Announces $7 Million for Local Road and Bridge Projects

By Brent Wilson on January 17, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that $7 million in funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various local road and bridge projects.

The funding is…

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Doug Jones & Richard Shelby Vote For USMCA Trade Agreement

By Dakota Layton on January 17, 2020

A rare show of overwhelming bipartisanship happened in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. After passing the House in a 385-41 vote that included yeas from President…

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State Sen. Steve Clouse Explains Challenges to Eliminating the Grocery Tax

By Dakota Layton on January 16, 2020

Alabama, Mississippi, and South Dakota are the only states to levy the full sales tax on groceries. In Alabama, it is 4%, and when combined with other local sales taxes, the amount can be up…

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Alabama Farmers Federation Says Phase One Trade Agreement ‘Step In Right Direction’

By Brent Wilson on January 15, 2020

The Alabama Farmers Federation released the following statement on the phase one trade deal that President Trump signed:

U.S. President Donald Trump signed “phase one” of a trade agreement with China earlier today which includes…

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Census Bureau Hiring 1,000 Temporary Workers In Birmingham

By Brent Wilson on January 10, 2020

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is going on a hiring spree looking for temporary workers.

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire an additional 1,000 in all areas of…

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Alabama Unemployment Compensation: Cut from 26 to 14 weeks

By Dakota Layton on January 8, 2020

As of January 1st, Alabama’s unemployment compensation was cut from 26 weeks to a varying rate between 20 and 14 weeks depending on the state’s unemployment rate. If the state’s annually adjusted unemployment rate is…

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Montgomery Councilman Glen Pruitt To Propose Occupational Tax To Fund Public Safety

By Brent Wilson on January 7, 2020

Glen Pruitt, a Montgomery City Council Member for District 8, plans to bring up the discussion of an occupational tax for the city of Montgomery with the intention of raising the starting salary…

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