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Chairman and Vice Chairman look into audience before beginning committee meeting.

Second round of ARPA funds won’t address all health care, infrastructure needs in Alabama

BY: - March 10, 2023

Make no mistake: the groups expected to receive a share of Alabama’s $1 billion in COVID relief money are happy to get it.  But the money won’t address all the needs they have.  HB 1, which would distribute those dollars to broadband; health care, and water and sewer projects, passed the House Ways and Means […]

A child get immunized while being held by mother

With no Medicaid expansion, rural Alabama hospitals struggle

BY: - March 2, 2023

Dr. Marsha Raulerson, a pediatrician in Escambia County, said that if DW McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton closes, the children she treats will suffer. Their parents will, too.   Raulerson retired six years ago from general pediatrics and is now the sole provider at Lower Alabama Pediatrics, her practice next door to the hospital. She now […]