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Alabama Hospitals To Benefit From $78 Million Additional State, Federal Funds

By Brent Wilson on October 2, 2019

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…

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Alabama Rural Hospitals To Benefit From New Medicare Reimbursement Formula

By David Preston on October 1, 2019

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…

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Alabama Ranks No. 1 For Jobs From Foreign Investment In 2018

By Brent Wilson on September 13, 2019

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…

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Census Bureau: More Alabamians Uninsured In 2018 Than Previous Year

By Adam Powell on September 11, 2019

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…

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Ivanka Trump To Visit Decatur Today

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…

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Alabama Leads Development of U.S. Army’s Hypersonic Weapons

By Brent Wilson on August 30, 2019

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…

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Doug Jones Announces $200,000 Grant for New Site Medical Complex

By Brent Wilson on August 30, 2019

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…

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CWA and ATT Wrap Up Negotiations; Union Reports Community Solidarity

By Jacob Morrison on August 30, 2019

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…

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I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project is ‘Dead’

By David Preston on August 29, 2019

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…

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Update: CWA Ends Strike in Response to Unfair Labor Practices

By Jacob Morrison on August 28, 2019

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…

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