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Education budget increases funding for 2023, but state formula calls for fewer teachers than previous years

Many school districts across Alabama are working to find funding to keep teaching positions that will no longer be funded by the state in the upcoming school year.

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Garbage bills to rise by 65% in Jefferson County, as local governments across Alabama struggle with inflation

Jefferson County families will see a 65% increase in their quarterly garbage bills, under an emergency contract amendment with AmWaste approved on Thursday. The Jefferson County Commission’s vote comes as cities and counties across Alabama are seeing major increases in the cost of garbage collection.

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Alabama GOP Steering Committee sought clarification from Britt over Doug Jones claim

The Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee sought out answers from Katie Britt’s campaign after a statement was made over the weekend, claiming she was helpful to Doug Jones, a Democrat who won Alabama’s U.S. Senate race in 2017.

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Concerns in Alabama over future of garbage collection due to inflation

When garbage service ends in Bullock County on July 31, families will have to figure out their own plans to get rid of their trash.

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‘We’re…scared’: Alabama families struggle through formula shortage; State ‘monitoring’ situation

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office told 1819 News the state’s price gouging laws are only in effect when there is a declared state of emergency within the state, adding that there is no state of emergency currently in effect in Alabama.

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Inflation rising faster than Alabama wages, forcing tough decisions for many families, communities

Eric Martin’s grocery cart looks different than just one year ago.

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Alabama abortions: What’s happening now and what could change under potential Roe v. Wade overturn?

Alabama lawmakers are considering their next steps if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturns Roe v. Wade, paving...