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Alabama Economic News

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that she has released an extra, conditional state appropriation that when matched with federal dollars will provide a total of $78 million in extra payments to state hospitals for treating Medicaid beneficiaries. “I want to do everything I can…

Health

Starting Tuesday, October 1st, the federal government is changing the formula that it uses to reimburse hospitals and other medical providers for healthcare services provided to Medicare patients. The change in the formula, known as the Medicare Wage Index, will potentially help rural hospitals receive…

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related…

According to numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, around 32,000 more Alabamians were uninsured in 2018 than 2017 and the state’s 10-percent uninsured rate is more than a percentage point higher than the national average. For his part, Jim Carnes, Policy Director for…

Ivanka Trump To Visit Decatur Today

Written by Brent Wilson on September 10, 2019

Ivanka Trump will be making an appearance in North Alabama today to make an announcement about workforce development and apprenticeship options across the state. The announcement will be made at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Decatur, AL. “The Administration is committed to ensuring inclusive…

Common-Hypersonic Glide Body

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today praised the U.S. Army’s decision to award two contracts for work in Alabama related to the production of hypersonic weapon systems – one for Dynetics Technical Solutions in the amount of $351.6 million to produce Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB)…

U.S. Senator Doug Jones has announced a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to establish the New Site Medical Complex in New Site, Alabama. This grant will provide funding for a 3,120 square-foot building housing a primary care clinic and private pharmacy. Tenants…

Negotiations have ended between the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and AT&T, and a “tentative agreement” has been reached. This tentative agreement is for 5 years, and includes wage increases for all workers, additional and increased benefits packages, and maintained and improved termination packages. The…

On August 28, 2019, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to discuss it’s 2020 through 2023 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The most significant point of discussion was whether to include the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project in its TIP. The…

Update: CWA leadership has decided to end the strike following AT&T’s willingness to come back to the table. There have been no concessions on either side at this moment, but because the strike was in response to bad faith bargaining practices, and not working conditions,…