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Friday, February 3, 2023

    General Election: Incumbents, Republicans reign in local, state races 

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County voters, along with those across the country, returned to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to have their voices heard and votes counted. As predicted, incumbents reigned supreme as the votes were tallied.  Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope, won his...

    Governor Ivey Awards $1.64 Million to Enhance Outdoor Recreation in Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday awarded nearly $1.64 million to improve outdoor recreational venues in Alabama. Funds from the federal Recreational Trails Program will be used to build, restore and improve trails in eight communities across the state.  “Alabama’s outdoor trails are...

    Governor Ivey Announces Another Round of Projects Funded by Rebuild Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that more than $2.6 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. After only being effective for just under three years, there has been at least...

    Ivey awards $20K for bulletproof vests

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded a $20,365 grant to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to provide new bulletproof vests for its agents.  “I cannot say thank you enough to our state troopers and all law enforcement officers in Alabama who...

    Ivey: Workforce at record high; Alabama maintains 2.6% unemployment rate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov  Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate remained unchanged from June’s rate of 2.6%, well below July 2021’s rate of 3.4%. July’s rate represents 59,419 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 60,307 in June and 77,076 in July 2021. “Alabama’s historically...

    Governor Ivey shares Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for economic development

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities...

    Governor Ivey delivers tax relief to small businesses, signs House Bill 391 into law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 391, sponsored by Rep. Steve Clouse (R – HD93) and Sen. Tom Butler (R – SD2), into law, providing relief from the business privilege tax for Alabama small businesses.  The exemption will provide relief...

    Governor Ivey signs six bills, solidifies Alabama as most pro-military state

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed six bills designed to make Alabama even more military-friendly. Those bills include Senate Bills 28, 99, 116, 119, 141 and 167. “Alabama is the most pro-military state in the nation, and I am proud to put...

    Local agencies receive almost $47 million from Gov. Ivey to assist low-income families with utility costs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling nearly $47 million to help low-income households with utility costs during the cold winter and hot summer months. The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide emergency funding to help low-income families heat and cool...

    Tyson now faces nine lawsuits over 2019 Hanceville plant spill

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Over two years have passed since a June 6, 2019, spill at the Tyson Farms/River Valley Ingredients rendering plant near Hanceville triggered a large fish kill on the Mulberry Fork that extended down to the Sipsey River in Walker County. That...