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US consumer confidence slumps to lowest level in 16 months
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US consumer confidence slumps to lowest level in 16 months

Consumer prices surged 8.6% in May from a year earlier, faster than April's year-over-year increase of 8.3%, the Labor Department reported earlier this month. The new inflation figure was the highest since 1981 and came after the Federal Reserve raised its main borrowing rate by a half point in early May in its effort to tamp down rising inflation.

Daily News Digest – June 28, 2022
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Daily News Digest – June 28, 2022

Alabama school choice advocates encouraged by SCOTUS ruling on funding; 46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio; Groups oppose $725M Alabama bond sale for building prisons; Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games; Jan. 6 panel to hear from Meadows aide

Groups oppose $725M Alabama bond sale for building prisons
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Groups oppose $725M Alabama bond sale for building prisons

The Communities Not Prisons coalition, a group formed to oppose the construction, and other organizations issued statements Monday opposing the looming bond sale. The state is expected to go to the bond market on Tuesday, to provide financing for the construction plan. That money will be added to $135 million in state funds and $400 million in pandemic relief dollars that the state already agreed to put toward the construction project.

Jan. 6 panel to hear from Meadows aide
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Jan. 6 panel to hear from Meadows aide

In brief excerpts of testimony revealed in court filings, Hutchinson told the committee she was in the room for White House meetings where challenges to the election were debated and discussed, including with Republican lawmakers.

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems
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More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year, according to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press. The previously unreported number reflects a phenomenon that is playing out in virtually every region of the country — Democratic and Republican states along with cities and small towns — in the period since President Joe Biden replaced former President Donald Trump.

Capitol Journal: June 24, 2022
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Capitol Journal: June 24, 2022

Dr. Julia Booth of the Medical Association of Alabama discussed the prospects of Alabama expanding Medicaid. June 27 is actually the 10th anniversary of the NFIB vs. Sebelius case that upheld the Affordable Care Act, but also allowed states to opt out of Medicaid expansion if they so chose.