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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses
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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The court's conservative majority concluded the administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccine-or-test rule on U.S. businesses with at least 100 employees. More than 80 million people would have been affected and OSHA had estimated that the rule would save 6,500 lives and prevent 250,000 hospitalizations over six months.

Daily News Digest – January 13, 2022
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Daily News Digest – January 13, 2022

Lawmakers move to repeal state's 2021 NIL law; PARCA report makes financial case for Medicaid expansion; James opens gubernatorial campaign with evangelical appeal; Alabama woman who joined Islamic State stuck in refugee camp; Inflation at 40-year high

Lawmakers move to repeal state’s 2021 NIL law
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Lawmakers move to repeal state’s 2021 NIL law

Auburn and Alabama athletes last year began taking advantage of endorsement deals. For example, Crimson Tide receiver Trashon Holden signed a deal with YOKE Gaming and Tigers basketball guard Allen Flanigan signed a deal with Guthrie's restaurants. The state's most marketable college athlete might be Auburn gymnast Sunisa Lee, whose Olympic gold medal win propelled her to a stint on Dancing with the Stars and several social media sponsorships.

PARCA report makes financial case for Medicaid expansion
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PARCA report makes financial case for Medicaid expansion

Costs to the state would increase by an average of $225.4 million per year above current Medicaid expenditures over the next six years, but the state would also see estimated average annual savings of $397.8 million over those same six years, the analysis from the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Jacksonville State University. 

Daily News Digest – January 12, 2022
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Daily News Digest – January 12, 2022

Ivey charts ambitious path in State of the State address; State budgets: Historic revenue, 'fiscal cliff coming'; Durant raises $4.3M in Q4; 2nd election for Amazon workers in Alabama will be by mail; No. 4 Auburn holds off rival No. 24 Alabama, 81-77

Durant raises $4.3M in Q4
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Durant raises $4.3M in Q4

Durant entered the Senate race in mid-October, joining a GOP field led by Congressman Mo Brooks and former Business Council of Alabama chief Katie Britt.