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Governor’s study group recommends agency mergers, improved state employee benefits

BY: - November 9, 2023

A study group convened by the governor Wednesday recommended increased pay, expanded benefits and changes to retirement plans to better recruit and retain state employees. The Governor’s Study Group on Efficiency in State Government also recommended the mergers of some state agencies, including the Department of Senior Services with the Department of Human Resources (DHR). […]

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Birmingham-Southern College officials, alumni seek way forward amid financial woes

BY: - November 6, 2023

Birmingham-Southern College might close. The president wonders why it has reached this point. “Why did the governor sign a bill that apparently many people knew would never be enforced?” Daniel Coleman said in an interview on Friday. Earlier this year, the Alabama Legislature passed a bill that would offer up to $30 million to “distressed” […]

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Montgomery judge dismisses Birmingham-Southern College lawsuit against state

BY: - October 25, 2023

A Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit from Birmingham-Southern College that accused State Treasurer Young Boozer of wrongfully withholding a loan from the financially troubled school. Judge James Anderson said he was “sympathetic” to the college, but he dismissed the case after a roughly 60 minute hearing that examined the word “may” in […]

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Birmingham-Southern College sues state treasurer’s office over loan program

BY: - October 19, 2023

Birmingham-Southern College filed a lawsuit against the Alabama state treasurer’s office Wednesday, alleging that State Treasurer Young Boozer “has acted in bad faith, beyond his authority, and/or under a mistaken interpretation of law.” The lawsuit accuses Boozer using his oversight of a loan program for financially troubled institutions, like BSC, to pursue a personal vendetta […]

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Alabama Workforce Council chair suggests merger of workforce development agencies

BY: - June 27, 2023

An official overseeing workforce development in Alabama wants to consolidate agencies that provide career training to workers in the state. Phil Webb, chair of the Alabama Workforce Council, urged members of the Governor’s Study Group on Government Efficiency  Thursday to merge the Council with the board that oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. “I […]