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“State of Manufacturing” Tour comes to Alabama
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“State of Manufacturing” Tour comes to Alabama

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons was in Alabama Thursday highlighting the state’s manufacturing industry as part of the NAM State of Manufacturing Tour. Timmons joined Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Business Council of Alabama CEO Billy Canary, employees and business and community leaders to discuss manufacturing’s optimistic future, the rewarding...

The Latest: FBI: 3 people in vehicle that tried to enter NSA
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The Latest: FBI: 3 people in vehicle that tried to enter NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on shooting outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade. (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Three people were in a vehicle the National Security Agency says tried to make an unauthorized entry onto the spy agency’s campus Wednesday morning in an incident that led to gunfire and...

Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal
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Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186 vote came in the pre-dawn hours, putting to bed...

API: Using our tax breaks and bonuses for things that matter
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API: Using our tax breaks and bonuses for things that matter

By Parker Snider, Alabama Policy Institute “Crumbs”. That’s how House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi characterized the thousand-dollar bonuses and wage increases that companies are offering employees in the wake of federal tax reform. This description has, appropriately, come under attack. Walmart, Alabama’s largest employer, is spending around $400 million on employee bonuses. In fact, according...

Alabama Should Move to Strengthen Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws
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Alabama Should Move to Strengthen Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

By Matthew Glans — Private property rights are one of the fundamental tenets of our Republic. Enshrined in the Fifth and 14th Amendments are clear protections for private property, banning the government from seizing property from private citizens without due process of law. Unfortunately, in many states, including Alabama, the laws governing seizure have been...

Daily News Digest – January 8, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 8, 2018

1. Previewing the session – who’s saying what? With one day until the 2018 Regular Session begins, it’s preview story time and we’ve got you covered. Kim Chandler of the Associated Press lays out some of the key issues that are likely to crop up. I found the comments she got from Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office...

Daily News Digest – January 5, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 5, 2018

1. Murdock retiring, spurring speculation on next plans, replacement Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock is retiring effective January 16. In a letter to Gov. Kay Ivey, Murdock wrote he will “explore other professional opportunities and other ways in which I can be in service to our state.” Murdock’s plans to retire have been rumored for weeks, and his making it official now...

Daily News Digest – January 3, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 3, 2018

1. Don’t freak out, but Trump pretty much threatened nuclear war with North Korea via Twitter President Donald Trump on Tuesday made it clear he wasn’t impressed by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s big talk of a functional nuclear arsenal, tweeting (actually subtweeting, maybe) a message saying his nuclear button “is much bigger” than Kim’s.  The tweet was in response to Kim’s...