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Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case
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Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...

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Flu outbreak filling hospitals in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama hospitals are filling up with patients because of a worsening influenza outbreak. The acting state health officer, Scott Harris, says hospitals in nearly one-third of Alabama’s counties are at 90 percent of their patient capacity, and some are full. UAB Hospital is rescheduling non-emergency elective operations to help free up...

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Daily News Digest – January 12, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 12, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. In the ‘hole “Ugh.” That was the unmistakable, guttural sound coming from Congressional Republicans Thursday when, amid promising bipartisan negotiations on an immigration agreement, President Donald Trump belittled, dismissed and insulted Haiti, El Salvador and African countries with...

Trump dismisses Haiti, African countries with vulgarity
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Trump dismisses Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

By ALAN FRAM and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation....

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...