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AL Democratic Officials Call For A Shelter-In-Place Order

Dakota Layton | March 26, 2020

This week, prominent Alabama Democratic officials including Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Chris England and Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels have called on Governor Kay Ivey to issue a shelter-in-place order for the state of Alabama. This would require all non-essential businesses in the state...

Shelby and Jones Vote For Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Package

Dakota Layton | March 19, 2020 Health Banknotes

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in order to address the economic insecurity faced by many American businesses and citizens during the Coronavirus crisis. The legislation had the bipartisan backing of President Donald Trump and his most powerful political...

Marshall Space Flight Employee Positive For Coronavirus

Brent Wilson | March 14, 2020

A NASA Marshall Space Flight employee in Huntsville, AL, located in Madison County, has tested positive for the Coronavirus according to an email sent out from the Center Director, Jody Singer. Statement NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is moving into Stage 3 of our agency...

Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate

Brent Wilson | March 12, 2020

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana. The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest medical marijuana bill to be passed in the United States, requiring patients to...

AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Brent Wilson | March 12, 2020 Medical insurance cards on the calculator. Health care costs con

Today, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) introduced a bill, HB448, to extend Medicaid coverage for new and expectant mothers for up to a year post-partum, while Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) introduced a bill, HB447, to fully expand Medicaid coverage. Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) introduced two resolutions...

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