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The Fee Trap: Why Alabama’s local governments can’t shake fines and charges

BY: - September 12, 2023

When Alabama needs to pay for services, it turns to fees and general charges, or fines and fees in the criminal justice system. Legislators passed almost 60 bills during this spring’s legislative session directing how local governments may raise revenues or spend money. Many generated money for counties, from fundraising events and lodging taxes to […]

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What does Alabama’s low workforce participation mean? Experts are divided

BY: - August 21, 2023

Alabama’s unemployment rate is lower than the nation’s. But so is its workforce participation rate. The Alabama Department of Labor Friday reported that the state’s unemployment rate for August was 2.1%, a new record low and lower than the national rate of 3.5%. A labor market is generally thought to have reached full employment when […]

UAB’s Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo to succeed Anthony Fauci

BY: - August 2, 2023

Dr. Jeanne M. Marrazzo, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been named as the new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the position previously held by Dr. Anthony Fauci. Marrazzo currently holds the position of director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at […]