Legislation


Federal grants could help Alabama recover from coal losses

Federal grants could help Alabama recover from coal losses

By: Kelly Poe, al.com Alabama coal miners have recently faced mine closures, job losses and benefits reductions, and two recently awarded federal grants aim to ease some of the problems the industry decline has caused. The federal government’s Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded two groups in Alabama grants to help the industry figure out what’s next. Southern Research in Birmingham received a $60,202 grant to...

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Alabama House approves state income tax credit for small businesses

Alabama House approves state income tax credit for small businesses

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved new legislation sponsored by State Rep. Kyle South, R – Fayette, that would provide a state income tax credit to small businesses for each new employee they hire. The bill is included in the House Republican Caucus’s “Right for Alabama” legislative agenda that was announced prior to the session’s start, according to a release from the office...

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AL House Republicans unveil agenda for 2016 session

AL House Republicans unveil agenda for 2016 session

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – A sales ban on fetal body parts, small business tax credits, and Second Amendment protections are among a host of items unveiled Thursday as part of the Alabama’s House Republican Caucus’ upcoming legislative agenda. The Caucus is promising to use its supermajority status to focus on a host of issues and is branding its agenda “Right for Alabama”. Agenda points focus...

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