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Lack of health insurance heightened COVID-19’s impact on Alabama communities

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 29, 2021

Lack of health insurance coverage was a key factor in the spread and toll of COVID-19 in Alabama, according to a Families USA report, The Catastrophic Cost of Uninsurance, updated last…

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Alabama Groups Urge Dismukes’ Resignation, Seek Legislative Action To “Dismantle White Supremacy”

By Brent Wilson on July 31, 2020

The following is a joint statement from Alabama Arise, the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and Greater Birmingham Ministries.

Our elected officials and appointed leaders should respect the full dignity, worth, and humanity of…

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Progressive Tax Changes Would Allow Alabama’s Budgets To Endure And Rebuild After COVID-19

By Carol Gundlach on May 2, 2020 | Opinion

Alabamians are living through hard times right now. Thousands of people are sick. Many more are scared or out of work. Uncertainty is everywhere amid a pandemic with no clear timetable or end game.

As…

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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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Civil Asset Forfeiture Disclosures Will Soon Be Required In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on May 30, 2019

The House has given final passage to a substitute bill of SB 191 that would increase transparency around civil asset forfeiture in Alabama. The bill becomes law immediately after approval from Governor Kay…

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