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Bill allowing for wider, heavier ATVs clears Senate
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Bill allowing for wider, heavier ATVs clears Senate

By Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News Alabamians could have larger, heavier all-terrain and off-highway vehicles under a bill that cleared the Alabama Senate Friday.  “All the bill does is increase the weight allowed and the width of the wheel base, which at the end of the day makes the vehicles safer from flipping over,” said...

Gas tax to get first vote Thursday
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Gas tax to get first vote Thursday

By Mary Sell and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The proposed 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund infrastructure improvements is expected to get its first vote in committee Thursday morning. A new version of Gov. Kay Ivey’s priority bill was filed Wednesday afternoon in the special session dedicated to the issue. The...

Changes coming in gas tax bill released today
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Changes coming in gas tax bill released today

By Mary Sell and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Proposed gas tax legislation is being revised to reduce and clarify fees on electric and hybrid vehicles, according to environmental groups. The bill’s sponsor confirmed changes are being made to the legislation, which is expected to be re-filed today. Changes will lower a proposed...

Data on Alabama universities coming soon, step toward performance-based funding
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Data on Alabama universities coming soon, step toward performance-based funding

By Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News More information about how well Alabama colleges and universities are meeting their missions will soon be more easily available to the public. State House leaders say data like graduation and retention rates could eventually be tied to institutions’ state funding. Starting this year, higher education “accountability metrics” will be...