“They will have to be addressed in the special session,” Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, said Friday. "I think it should be a priority. It's a priority of mine, and I think that sentiment extends to the governor and the rest of the Legislature." Read the full story
Like an athlete testing her leg after getting the cast taken off, folks were out and about Saturday seeing what they could do and how it felt doing it following the easing of restrictions in public activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unemployment skyrocketed to 12.9 percent in Alabama in April, according to figures released Friday morning by the Alabama Department of Labor. Anniston had the second highest unemployment rate among the state's largest cities, at 22.1 percent. Calhoun County’s unemployment rate was 18.4 percent.
Alabama hospitals lost about $739 million in revenue from mid-March to the end of April because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to data collected by the Alabama Hospital Association.