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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

    Governor Ivey awards COVID-19 funds to north Alabama counties

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Friday, June 4, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey awarded almost $2.9 million in CARES Act CDBG-CV funds to five north Alabama counties that will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19....

    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

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    "Major broadband legislation will be addressed again in my committee (House Urban & Rural Development) this coming week. A working group of legislators met with Governor Ivey this past week to make final changes to SB215 carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville. This...

    Gov. Ivey: Economic development report card shows $4.8 billion in new investment in 2020

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced today.    With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to aid prosecution of impaired drivers

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    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $164,421 grant to improve safety on Alabama’s highways by stepping up prosecution in cases involving impaired driving. The grant will enable the state Office of Prosecution Services to provide local prosecutors and law enforcement with the proper training and technical assistance to...

    Legislative wrap-up: 5 local bills signed into law

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Amid ongoing coverage of COVID-19, with the addition of protests and violence nationwide, the conclusion of Alabama’s 2020 legislative session passed quietly. All five local bills pertaining to Cullman County received signatures from Gov. Kay Ivey on May 18 and became...

    Alabama small businesses can seek SBA COVID-19 disaster loans

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    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that small businesses across Alabama negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistance under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program will help qualified businesses and non-profit organizations recover from economic...