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Outbound cigarette smuggling rate in Alabama estimated at 2.5%

The outflow of smuggled cigarettes in Alabama is 2.5 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Strong Support for Term Limits on Congress in Alabama CD-02

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Alabama (district 2), Terri Hasdorff, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Alabama ranks 21st best in new economic outlook analysis

Alabama finished 21st in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Alabama ranks 23rd best on corporate tax study

Alabama finished 23rd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Alabama not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Alabama was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Alabama job growth this year projected at 1.2%

Job growth in Alabama is expected to reach 1.2 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.8 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES: Fairbanks International Airport to Open Cell Phone Parking Lot

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) will open a cell phone parking lot to assist those picking up passengers from the terminal.

Alabama has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Alabama would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Alabama ranks 40th in annual tax climate ranking

Alabama finished 40th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Alabama

Nick Saban, head football coach at University of Alabama, earned $8.3 million in 2018, making Saban the highest-paid public employee in Alabama last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Alabama to reach $5.8 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Alabama arts agencies are projected to reach $5.8 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.19 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Alabama levies a total tax on lodging of 4%

Hotel room bills in Alabama tack on a total state lodging tax of 4 percent, the 45th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Alabama are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

2,905 borrowers in Alabama filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Alabama who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 2,905, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$382.6 million in federal research dollars flowed to Alabama in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Alabama totaled $382.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Alabama received $2.8 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,842,152 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Alabama, the 35th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Alabama 2-year college students pay $4,760 in tuition and fees

Alabama two-year colleges charged students $4,760 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 34th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

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