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April 22, 2020
First Congressional District Economic Recovery Task Force Recommendations

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne in Alabama's First Congressional District on Wednesday sent Governor Kay Ivey a report outlining RECOMMENDATIONS to begin safely reopening businesses in Southwest Alabama. The recommendations from the Task Force, which Byrne formed for his district, are that businesses, restaurants, and our beaches should reopen beginning May 1. Read the report: ...

April 22, 2020

April 21, 2020 | Office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today [April 21, 2020] applauded Senate passage of the “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act,” a $484 billion measure that provides additional funding to assist small businesses and meet the urgent healthcare needs of American families and workers...

April 16, 2020
Alabama Dept. of Labor launches online Claims Tracker to assist unemployment compensation claimants

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2020 | www.labor.alabama.gov

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the agency has launched a new online tool to enable claimants to see the status of their claim, tell them what the next steps are, and what to expect from the Department. It includes the...

April 15, 2020
Aerial photo of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Alabama

If you live, work, fish, boat, or play on Perdido Pass or around Cotton Bayou, Terry Cove, Bayou St. John, Ole River, Arnica Bay, Bay la Launch and Roberts Bayou, your input is needed for the Gulf Frontal Watershed Management Plan. 

The watershed plan is being created by the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program that will prioritize projects for potential funding, primarily using BP oil...

April 14, 2020
Gulf State Park Pier will close for renovation, maintenance work - May 11 through mid-July

GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Gulf State Park Pier will soon close to visitors as the park begins an exciting $2.4 million renovation project that will modernize one of the Gulf Coast’s top attractions. 

The Gulf State Park Pier will undergo a major renovation that includes replacing the wooden decking and handrails of the 10-year-old landmark, creating a new observation deck and installing...