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    Breaking News: Governor Kay Ivey announces end of participation in all federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of unemployment...

    Alabama faith leaders call on Gov. Ivey to expand Medicaid

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nearly 300 Alabama faith leaders released a joint letter Thursday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by 278 pastors, imams, sisters and other faith leaders – asks for...

    Alabama House approves medical marijuana bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a medical marijuana bill that would allow registered patients with qualifying conditions to safely access and use medical cannabis.  The Senate is expected to give its final approval and send it to Governor Kay...

    Senate passes largest General Fund Budget in Alabama history 

     MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate today passed the largest General Fund Budget in the state’s history. Chairman Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), Senators Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) released the below statements on the passing of this $2,482,799,471 billion budget proposal.    Senator Albritton, chairman of the Senate...

    Ivey proclaims April 27 Day of Remembrance

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On April 27, 2011, a series of long-track tornadoes ripped through the state of Alabama in three waves across 35 of our 67 counties. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of this unprecedented natural disaster that took the...

    Governor awards grants to aid victims in north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $214,500 to four agencies in north Alabama to continue providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.    The grants will support the agencies as they serve victims in 11 counties.  “Domestic violence and sexual...

    Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine due to an investigation of reports of potentially dangerous blood...

    Order of the state health officer suspending certain public gatherings due to risk of infection by COVID-19

      WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;   WHEREAS the State Board of...

    Initial unemployment claims for week of March 21 – 27

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 21-27, 2021. In all, 18,710 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 14,285 of those claims are estimated to...

    Alabama PALS kicks off 2021 “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” Spring Cleanup

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2021 statewide “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup will be held during the entire month of April. The cleanup is held annually and coordinated by Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State), which also coordinates and implements the Alabama...