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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Adoption Could Soon Be Simpler in Alabama

A bill, sponsored by Rep. Ginny Shaver, R-Cherokee County, that will streamline the adoption process in the state was passed in the House last week on a 105-0 vote. House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter said the move resulted in a “good day for children in Alabama.” Read more here.

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Medical Device Maker Adding 30 Jobs in Houston County

Global Resources International and its subsidiary Advanced Product Solutions (GRI-APS) plan to create 30 jobs in the Houston County community of Columbia through a $1.6 million expansion project at a facility. GRI-APS will utilize a former 40,750-square-foot Russell Corp. building in Columbia to manufacture operating room procedure kits for both

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: “Made in Alabama” Brand Marks 10 Years 

The Alabama Department of Commerce’s “Made in Alabama” brand is marking its 10thanniversary, a significant milestone for a long-lasting state marketing campaign that helped propel a robust period of economic development. Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield launched the “Made in Alabama” brand at a press event on the steps of the

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Ivey: Four years of Rebuilding Alabama

March 12 marked the fourth anniversary of Rebuild Alabama, possibly the most monumental legislation ever passed in Alabama’s history. Since its enactment, Rebuild Alabama has accounted for record investment across the state. These investments are represented in 234 projects in all 67 counties, 400 miles of resurfaced roadways, and more than

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Senate Passes Healthcare Facility Visitors’ Bill

The Alabama Senate unanimously passed legislation to protect visitation requirements for healthcare facilities. The bill will ensure residents, clients or patients of a healthcare facility are afforded the right to visit with anyone during visiting hours. It would also give essential caregivers a minimum of two hours a day for

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: State Unemployment Rate Ties All-Time Low

The Alabama unemployment rate for February tied an all-time low, according to figures released by the governor’s office. The state’s seasonally adjusted February rate is 2.5 percent, tying the record low and down from January’s rate of 2.6 percent. According to the Alabama Department of Labor, wage and salary employment,

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March 20, 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The Alabama Legislature’s special session came to a close last week. The work done resulted in a concensus on how and where to spend the state’s ARPA funds and the governor signing the plans into law. This week, the 2023 regular session resumes. In other news, prison-building projects are moving forward, there’s talk

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March 20, 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@thebloomgroupMarch 16The Bloom Group, doing what we can to help prevent forest fires.

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March 20, 2023 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

On Tuesday (4th day of the special session):  On Thursday (5th and final day the special session):

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March 20, 2023 Group Watch: Senator Orr Proposes Gradual Elimination of Grocery Tax

State Senator Arthur Orr has drafted legislation that would gradually eliminate the sales tax on groceries. The proposed bill would take one cent off the tax every year on certain foods covered by the Women Infants and Children (WIC) federal program. Orr, who is chair of the Senate Education Budget

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