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‘Dark store’ fight continuing in Alabama
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‘Dark store’ fight continuing in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Revenue is continuing to pay for legal help for Alabama communities in property tax disputes with big-box stores who want to pay less in property taxes under what’s called “dark store theory.” 

After Mobile bridge stalls, lawmakers could ‘line up’ for funds
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After Mobile bridge stalls, lawmakers could ‘line up’ for funds

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News With the death of a proposed $2.1 billion toll bridge in Mobile, the Alabama Department of Transportation says some state money will now be freed up for projects for other projects. “It was always anticipated that some amount of future ALDOT funding would be allocated to bond financing associated...

Festival of Cranes factored into new hunting season, concerns remain
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Festival of Cranes factored into new hunting season, concerns remain

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Nearly 7,000 people attended the weekend-long Festival of Cranes this past January where the main attractions are about 20 whooping cranes and thousands of sandhill cranes at North Alabama’s Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. So, when talk of a winter hunting season on the sandhill cranes in Alabama reached festival...

Struggling Alabama hospitals to benefit from reimbursement change
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Struggling Alabama hospitals to benefit from reimbursement change

The hospital industry is pleased with a recent rule change that will provide a wage index increases for four years to hospitals that have been on the low end of reimbursements. Sen. Richard Shelby, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the rule change earlier this month.

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To get 500,000 newly-credentialed workers, state looks to undereducated, underemployed

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Industrial Development and Training agency, the department of commerce’s worker recruitment arm, is looking for about 27,000 employees for a variety of industries. About 75 to 80% of those jobs require education beyond high school and finding workers becomes more challenging as Alabama’s unemployment hits record lows,...