State unemployment down to 3.8 percent

October 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, October 20, 2017 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally-adjusted September unemployment rate is down to 3.8 percent, a big drop from August’s rate of 4.2 percent and well below the September 2016 rate of 6.0 percent. The last time Alabama’s unemployment rate was this low was in April 2007, when it also measured 3.8 percent; this is the lowest rate in recorded history.

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Wilcox Assistant DA Lipinsky announces run for State Auditor

September 1, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Elliot Lipinsky, an assistant district attorney in Wilcox County, is running for Alabama’s State Auditor.

Lipinsky announced his candidacy on Thursday, saying he wants to refocus the office as State Auditor and avoid grandstanding.

“I am running out of a sense of service, and to inject some new blood into Alabama politics,” Lipinsky said.  “So many career politicians and perennial candidates are only concerned with what their next move on the chessboard of offices is. We need younger people to be involved and to serve our State. I’m going to put my money and my fate where my conviction is.”

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Ivey named States’ Co-Chair for Delta Regional Authority

May 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, May 1, 2017, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey was named States’ Co-Chair for the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and is tasked with leading coordination of the DRA’s work on behalf of 10 million Delta residents.

The Delta Regional Authority is a Federal/State partnership created by Congress in 2000 tin order to create jobs, build communities, and improve lives through strategic investments in economic development in 252 counties and parishes across eight states. To date, DRA has invested $163 million into more than 1,000 projects that have attracted total public and private investments of $3.5 billion.
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