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Unemployment numbers still breaking records
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Unemployment numbers still breaking records

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News The state’s unemployment statistics continue to reach record levels, Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said Friday. “More people are working now than ever before in Alabama’s history,” Washington said. “Employers are continuing to post jobs, companies are moving operations and our existing businesses are expanding, all of...

Alabama unemployment rate drops to record-low 3.7%
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Alabama unemployment rate drops to record-low 3.7%

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – According to the numbers, it’s a good time to be working in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Labor announced today that February’s unemployment rate of 3.7 percent is the lowest recorded rate in the state’s history. February’s rate is a tick down from January’s 3.8 percent,...

Senate committee passes ALDOT accountability bill
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Senate committee passes ALDOT accountability bill

By Will Whatley, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Senate Committee on Transportation and Energy met Thursday morning to discuss and pass an accountability bill pertaining to the pending gas tax legislation that will be put before the upper chamber later in the special session. Sponsored by Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R – Prattville), Senate Bill 2...

Report: Bad roads cost Alabamians billions
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Report: Bad roads cost Alabamians billions

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  If you own and operate an automobile in Alabama, poor infrastructure could be costing you around $1,500 a year in added wear and maintenance, a transportation research group says. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national nonprofit, said in a report released Monday that Alabama drivers collectively lose...

Failed State House candidate floats anti-gas tax resolution for GOP
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Failed State House candidate floats anti-gas tax resolution for GOP

Photo of Tom Fredricks courtesy of The Decatur Daily By WILL WHATLEY, MARY SELL and TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An erstwhile State House candidate who campaigned against a potential gas tax increase is still trying to press his opposition by asking the Alabama Republican Party to formally condemn it. A plan to increase...

New Member Profile: Sen. Chris Elliott
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New Member Profile: Sen. Chris Elliott

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama State Senate welcomes a new face from District 32 for the first time since 2007. Businessman and former Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott, R-Daphne, replaces Sen. Trip Pittman, who did not seek re-election. Elliott outlasted a crowded Republican primary field for the south Baldwin County seat, including...