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August 2023 Group Watch: Bobbie Knight Elected to Alabama Power BOD

A familiar face has just joined Alabama Power’s board of directors: Bobbie Knight, president of Miles College, who retired from Alabama Power in 2016 after 38 years with the company. Knight, prior to being named the first female president of Miles College, held various executive and leadership positions with Alabama

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August 2023 Group Watch: Innovate  Alabama Awards Millions to AL Small Biz

Innovate Alabama awarded more than $2.1 million to 15 small businesses in its third round of supplemental grants. Entrepreneurs who have received Phase I or Phase II SBIR or STTR grants received up to $250,000 of supplemental funding to support the growth of their small businesses. The businesses selected in

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August 2023 Group Watch: Trendco USA Creating 292 Jobs at Tuskegee Facility

Columbia, South Carolina-based Trendco has committed to creating 292 jobs over five years at a facility in the new Regional East Alabama Logistics Park (REAL) in Macon County. Trendco plans to invest $43 million to launch a manufacturing operation in the new  REAL Park, a logistics hub in Tuskegee, where

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The 2023 regular session of the Alabama Legislature is winding down, with tomorrow as its last day. Many of the bills passed in the last few months could be described with superlative terms, like biggest, record-setting and historic, including the state’s budgets and a new tax cut. In addition to these “big”

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@GovernorKayIveyJune 2It was a pleasure to welcome @alboysstate delegates to Montgomery this morning! We live in the greatest country in the world. And I have no doubt these young men are up to the task to uphold that fact for generations to come. #alpolitics

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

On Wednesday (28th day of of regular session): On Thursday (29th day of of regular session):

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Governor Ivey Signs Record-Setting State Budgets

Last week, Governor Kay Ivey signed the state’s largest-ever Education Trust Fund and General Fund budgets, as well as two supplemental spending bills. The budgets are set to govern for the fiscal year starting October 1. The education budget will channel $ 8.8 billion from the Education Trust Fund, marking

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Legislature Passes Largest Tax Cut in AL History

State lawmakers reached a final agreement on how to cut the grocery tax. As prices have risen across the country, Alabama’s 4-percent sales tax on food has remained the same, leaving families with the compounded expense – until now. Thanks to the state’s historic $3 billion budget surplus, legislators passed

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: New Bill Strengthens Retail Theft Laws

The Retail Theft Crime Prevention Act passed by the Alabama legislature last week and headed to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk will add teeth to existing retail theft laws and help Alabama prosecute retail crimes and punish the criminals. The bill outlines two new offenses: retail theft and organized retail theft.

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Anti-Vaping Bill Hits Opposition, Stalls in Senate

An anti-vaping bill with bi-partisan support also has stiff opposition, which led to it being carried over by the Senate on Thursday. The bill seeks to keep kids and teens from vaping by making vaping illegal for anyone under 21 and creating a state registry of those who sell vaping products to

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