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In The Weeds: Freestyling into Spring Break

Todd and Mary review the week that was in the Alabama Legislature. No guests, just informed commentary about what happened and curiosity about what's next as Spring Break comes.

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In The Weeds: Freestyling into Spring Break

Todd and Mary review the week that was in the Alabama Legislature. No guests, just informed commentary about what happened and curiosity about what's next as Spring Break comes.

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Alabama unemployment rate 2.5% in February

The unemployment rate measures the number of Alabamians who are actively seeking work but not those out of the labor market. The state’s workforce participation rate — adults holding or seeking jobs — is about 56.8%. That more than 40% of Alabamians are not in the labor force is a growing concern to state leaders and has been mentioned as lawmakers file workforce development bills this legislative session. 

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Alabama unemployment rate 2.5% in February

The unemployment rate measures the number of Alabamians who are actively seeking work but not those out of the labor market. The state’s workforce participation rate — adults holding or seeking jobs — is about 56.8%. That more than 40% of Alabamians are not in the labor force is a growing concern to state leaders and has been mentioned as lawmakers file workforce development bills this legislative session. 

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Lawmakers vote to rein in use of good behavior incentives

Senators voted 30-1 for the bill that now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. The legislation is named after a slain Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson. Johnson was killed in 2022 by a man law enforcement officials said was released after serving four years of a 10-year theft sentence.

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Lawmakers vote to rein in use of good behavior incentives

Senators voted 30-1 for the bill that now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. The legislation is named after a slain Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson. Johnson was killed in 2022 by a man law enforcement officials said was released after serving four years of a 10-year theft sentence.

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Bill streamlining adoption process gets unanimous House approval

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill that will streamline the adoption process in Alabama saw unanimous approval Thursday in the House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. Ginny Shaver, R-Leesburg, the bill streamlines adoptions by setting definite time parameters to move the process along faster, reducing court procedures by allowing for electronic communications, and saving prospective parents […]

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Bill streamlining adoption process gets unanimous House approval

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill that will streamline the adoption process in Alabama saw unanimous approval Thursday in the House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. Ginny Shaver, R-Leesburg, the bill streamlines adoptions by setting definite time parameters to move the process along faster, reducing court procedures by allowing for electronic communications, and saving prospective parents […]

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