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October 2021 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The beginning and end of the first of two special legislative sessions called by Governor Kay Ivey dominates the political headlines this month.

Over just a few days, the Alabama Legislature addressed the construction of new prisons, how to pay for the new facilities as well as prison reform measures. A second special session was just announced. It will convene on October 28 and focus on reapportionment, which is usually a contested process, falling along party lines. You can read Governor Ivey’s letter to legislators, here, and more about what may transpire in the session, here.

But there’s other news too. Several positive economic development announcements have been made, as well as some promotions and personnel moves.

Read on to learn more.

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