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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    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...

    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...

    Legislative wrap-up: 5 local bills signed into law

    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...

    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...

    Alabama small businesses can seek SBA COVID-19 disaster loans

    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...

    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

    "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...

    Alabama House votes to make targeting law enforcement officers hate crime

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Thursday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill that would add law enforcement officers to the list of groups protected from hate crimes and enhance penalties for the commission of any crime against officers if the crime was committed...

    Governor Ivey awards COVID-19 funds to north Alabama counties

    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....

    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...