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Senate Republicans propose working class tax cut
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Senate Republicans propose working class tax cut

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Senate Republicans are proposing a modest tax cut that would allow more taxpayers to take the maximum standard deduction on their state income taxes. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday that it is a tax break that will help “working class and those who are lower income.” The...

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The Latest: 6 senators say they’ve reached immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and immigration (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Six senators say they’ve reached a bipartisan agreement to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and strengthen border security. The lawmakers say they’re seeking enough support to push the deal through Congress. The significance of...

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Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Alabama’s voter ID law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s voter ID law that requires people to show government-issued photo identification at the polls. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler on Wednesday ruled in favor of the state, saying the provision does not discriminate against minorities and is not an undue...

Toyota-Mazda plant: Alabama bids to become a major auto hub
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Toyota-Mazda plant: Alabama bids to become a major auto hub

By KIM CHANDLER and TOM KRISHER MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama, seeking the fast lane in its bid to become a major auto making hub in the South, has landed a coveted $1.6 billion joint venture plant by Japanese car giants Toyota and Mazda that will eventually employ 4,000 people. The new plant is to...

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Headlines- January 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Toyota-Mazda plant: Alabama ‘has a plan’ to train 4,000 workers. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – House Judiciary sends crime bills to subcommittee. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Task force hopes to save $34 million with overhaul of juvenile justice system. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – House committee approves bill revising special U.S. Senate election law. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Ivey seeks 3 percent raise...

The Latest: Toyota and Mazda announce Alabama plant
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The Latest: Toyota and Mazda announce Alabama plant

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Toyota-Mazda factory going to Alabama (all times local): 2 p.m. Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda are building a joint-venture auto plant in Alabama. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and company executives made the announcement in a Wednesday news conference. Alabama and North Carolina were finalists for the plant...

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Headlines – January 10, 2018

AL.COM – Sessions’ Justice Department pursuing federal death penalty cases. AL.COM – Gov. Kay Ivey says state of the state is steady, sound. AL.COM – Jefferson County to commit $30 million to downtown stadium. AL.COM – Child care center bill introduced on short first day of session. AL.COM – Doug Jones committee assignments include Health, Homeland Security. AL.COM – Baldwin County...

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Daily News Digest – January 10, 2018

  Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. BOOM: Alabama wins $1.6 billion Mazda-Toyota plant We won! Word leaked out ahead of schedule Wednesday that Alabama has been selected for the Mazda-Toyota joint U.S. auto-manufacturing venture, a $1.6 billion assembly plant that is expected to...