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Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms
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Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

The passage of the short-term debt ceiling increase ensures that, for now, the U.S. will continue to meet its obligations. But it sets up another potential cliff at the end of the year — at a time when lawmakers will also be working to pass a federal funding bill to avert a government shutdown.

Daily News Digest – October 14, 2021
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Daily News Digest – October 14, 2021

Redistricting session coming soon, but where are the maps? Committee revising state constitution close to final vote; Enrollment increases for community colleges, slight decreases for some universities; Mental capacity at issue as Smith faces another execution date; Inflation: surging prices match a 13-year high

Committee recompiling state constitution close to final vote
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Committee recompiling state constitution close to final vote

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The commission deciding what changes should be made to Alabama’s constitution is close to a final vote, with most members agreeing on Wednesday about alterations to three sections containing racist language. The group decided to take another week to review all of the final suggested revisions before taking a...

Inflation: surging prices match a 13-year high
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Inflation: surging prices match a 13-year high

The ongoing price gains raise pressure on the Federal Reserve, whose officials have repeatedly said the increases will be transitory, and on President Joe Biden, who is facing an economy of slowing job gains and higher inflation. Biden has been accused by Republicans for spurring inflation with his $1.9 trillion rescue package enacted in March of this year.

Daily News Digest – October 13, 2021
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Daily News Digest – October 13, 2021

Off to the (House) races; As Democrats press forward with IRS monitoring rule, Tuberville seeks support for countermeasure; 2 inmates killed within a week in state prisons; 'Difficult decisions' as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T; FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

Daily News Digest – October 12, 2021
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Daily News Digest – October 12, 2021

Marsh gauging 'real interest' in education for 2022; COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations way down statewide; Merck asks FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill; Judge: Prison staffing levels will be issue on DOJ lawsuit; House returns for debt limit vote