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4 hrs ago | JD Supra

Alabama Tax Tribunal to Issue Proposed Regulations on July 31

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed the landmark Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act, Act # 2014-146, the modified successor to a bill long known as the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II .

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8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

'I grew up with the Golden Rule': Human Rights Campaign names Ashley Jackson state...

"Like many folks in Alabama, I grew up with the Golden Rule. We should treat others as we want to be treated - a simple and powerful concept."

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8 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

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U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for... Republicans began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting President Barack ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | WALA

DEIS for I-10 bridge released online, public hearings announced

The Alabama Department of Transportation has confirmed two public hearing dates for the proposed I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway widening project.

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14 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Senior Alabama lawmaker questions top official's relationship in prison contracts

Three years after Ruth Naglich became Alabama's top prison health official in 2004, a medical firm employing her husband won a contract to X-ray inmates, according to state personnel records.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Alabama Live

83,000 Alabamians' insurance at risk from court ruling? Not when you factor deadbeats

First, some background. The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled on July 22 that the subsides under the law - formally called the Affordable Care Act - were illegal on the federal exchange because the statute authorized them only on state-run exchanges.

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In Push To Protect Big Coal, Alabama Officials Say New EPA Regulations Violate God's Will

Pushing back against new Environmental Protection Agency standards limiting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, Alabama officials gathered Monday to argue that the new federal policy flouted the Almighty's will by regulating a God-given resource.

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Related Topix: Alabama, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Alabama Live

God's lawyers come again, demand Alabama PSC to cease and desist: opinion

About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Legislature salaries

Notes: Senators in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming all are paid per day or week of legislative service.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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Alabama's Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Hurt Its Economy

Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state's economic development efforts, experts argued at the Economic Development Association of Alabama's summer conference on Monday.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Activists call for support of immigrant children if housed in Alabama

Alabama lawmakers have drafted legislation to prevent immigrant children from being placed at military bases nationwide.

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Military, US Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Family, Kids

The Daily Caller

'A Perilous Hour:' Sen. Sessions Rails Against...

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions warned his colleagues they are fast approaching "a perilous hour" for the separation of powers between the president and Congress, delivering an impassioned denunciation of President Barack Obama's plan to ignore Congress and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants despite opposition from lawmakers.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Alabama, Barack Obama, Democrat

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Griffith sets up 'listening post' for job-hurting Shoals community

There are 99 days left until voters in Alabama head to the polls in the general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

U.S. Space & Rocket Center employees sue for Alabama holidays (See...

The annual moon buggy race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, in Huntsville, Ala.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Former ASU Board member states he regrets picking current president

One of the members who was on the committee that helped select the new president of Alabama State University, is now saying he regrets his decision.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Report to show that 185,000 Alabamians with jobs would benefit from Medicaid expansion

A report that will be released next week will show that about 185,000 working people in Alabama would benefit from Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama

Alabama Live

Interstate 22 west: Ramp from U.S. 78 west closed through weekend, detour in effect

Paving at the Interstate 22 westbound interchange with U.S. 78 will prompt detours through the weekend, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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Alabama Live

Congress must act to fix transportation funding: reader opinion

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently warned that without quick action the Highway Trust Fund will start running out of money in August.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Federal judge suggests guillotine, firing squad be used for executions

Coffee County Officials say a babysitter has been arrested and is charged with endangering a child after she left three children in a tub alone while she went to the store.

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Business Journal

CEO touts new approach for Alabama Medicaid expansion

The White House study claims Alabama could miss out on $3.63 billion in federal funding and $2.6 billion in increased economic activity.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Robert Bentley

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