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High fees, long waits cast shadow over new criminal expungement laws

BY: - November 28, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. More states are making it easier for residents to clear or seal their criminal records. The effort has drawn bipartisan support, as lawmakers across the political spectrum say it will help people find jobs and housing, in turn boosting local economies and reducing reliance on social services. “Folks […]

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Legislative committee to study at Alabama’s low workforce participation rate

BY: - October 5, 2023

A commission formed to study Alabama’s relatively low workforce participation rate met for the first time Thursday, with much of the discussion focused on keeping young people in the state. But to Rep. Reed Ingram, R-Pike Road, the chair of the committee, there are plenty of other factors to consider.  “It may be the work […]

President Joe Biden, wearing a cap, addresses a rally behind four signs saying "Union Strong". There is an American flag behind him and crowds of people holding signs saying "Union Strong."

President Biden touts jobs and economy in Philadelphia on Labor Day

BY: - September 4, 2023

PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden made his seventh trip of the year to the City of Brotherly Love on Monday, telling an audience of union workers that America’s best days are ahead of it, and that support for unions is the strongest it’s been in 60 years. “I told you when I ran for president […]