COVID-19 update; Lawmakers press agencies for answers on budgets, prisons, broadband; K-12 system spending $12.4 million on statewide virtual option; Poll shows Tuberville leading Sessions in final week; Clanton mayor dies from COVID-19
Alabama reported 2,164 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, marking the highest daily increase of confirmed cases since the outbreak began.
The Alabama State Department of Education will spend about $12.48 million for a private company to provide a statewide virtual learning option in the upcoming school year.
Alabama's General Fund remains healthy, the Education Trust Fund is uncertain, for now, and top lawmakers have questions about how the state's ambitious prison construction plans will impact future budgets.
A longtime Alabama mayor diagnosed with the disease caused by the new coronavirus has died, city officials said Thursday as the illness continued surging in the state.
Tommy Tuberville is leading Jeff Session by 16 points in a new poll conducted by Auburn University at Montgomery as the final days come into view for the senate GOP runoff election.