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January 2024 Group Watch: Alabama National Guard’s New Leader On the Job

In a ceremony at the Alabama National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Brigadier General David K. Pritchett officially assumed command of the Alabama National Guard. Pritchett was promoted after the retirement of former Adjutant General Major Sheryl E. Gordon, the first woman to ever hold the position. An Alabama native, Pritchett

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January 2024 Group Watch: State Ed Superintendent Calls for “Guardrails” on Any Voucher Bills

Legislation to offer parents and students broader school options , including the use of vouchers, is likely to come up during the 2024 session, according to Republican leaders and Governor Ivey. In response, State Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey has called for certain parameters and “guardrails” to be put in place,

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January 2024 Group Watch: Gov. Ivey Stands Up to Union

With The United Automotive Workers union ramping up efforts to gain power among non-union automakers, including those in Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey recently penned a op-ed noting the state’s track record of success and position as a worldwide leader in automotive manufacturing while making her thoughts on the union matter

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January 2024 Group Watch: Education Revenues Remain Flat

State tax revenue into the Education Trust Fund continue to be down slightly in fiscal year 2024, as state budget leaders prepare for the legislative session just one month away. Lawmakers will learn next month if receipts are expected to rally enough in 2025 to drop another penny from the

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January 2024 Group Watch: Primordial Ventures Building Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham

Alabama Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair announced that startup Primordial Ventures plans to launch a manufacturing operation in Birmingham to produce high-quality medical supplies and ensure a dependable domestic production pipeline for these goods. The company, a veteran and minority-owned company, plans to create 30 jobs at the Alabama production facility over

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January 2024 Group Watch: Brasfield & Gorrie Investing in/Growing in Birmingham

Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, will invest $18.9 million to expand its national headquarters in Birmingham, choosing to grow in its hometown over other major markets where it operates. The expansion project adds a 28,500-square-foot, three-story building on its campus on the southside

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January 2024 Group Watch: Special Election Update

A special election was held for House District 16, which covers parts of Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties. This vacancy occurred with the resignation of previous incumbent Kyle South to become CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. Republican Bryan Brinyark won, capturing 83.36 percent of the vote. Senate

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January 2024 Group Watch: VOICES for Alabama’s Children Sets 2024 Priorities

VOICES for Alabama’s children speaks for the well being of Alabama’s children through research, public awareness and advocacy. VOICES developed its 2024 policy agenda using a series of guiding principles that reflect the group’s vision for the welfare of all children in Alabama. The policy agenda includes:

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October 2023 Group Watch: Governor Awards Grants to Promote Highway Safety

Governor Kay Ivey awarded $3.5 million in grant funding to the University of Alabama, Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Public Health to be used to make the state’s highways safer. The University of Alabama will receive $2.23 million to provide traffic data through the Alabama Center for Advanced

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October 2023 Group Watch: Gov. Ivey Announces Major Business Tax Reform 

Governor Kay Ivey recently announced the implementation of a major tax reform initiative that will lessen the burdens on many Alabama small businesses. Effective October 1, 2023, more than 3,000 Alabama businesses are no longer required to pay monthly estimated sales taxes to the state Department of Revenue. Responding to

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