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Amended innovation district bill ‘initially’ for new Birmingham biotech project

Legislation allowing the establishment of “research and development corridors” in Alabama was approved by the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee on Tuesday.

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Innovation district bills likely dead as legislative session winds down

The controversial series of innovation district bills, a late addition to Alabama leadership’s “Working for Alabama” workforce package, are likely dead in the legislature after lawmakers raged against the proposal.

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Becky Gerritson: Innovation district bills would remove proper legislative authority and give it to selected corporations

An innovation district is a concentrated geographic area where businesses and academia collaborate toward a common economic goal. While that might sound good on paper, in practice, it could have dire consequences, particularly when the government gets involved.

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Innovation district legislation stalls in Senate: 'One of the worst bills I think I’ve ever seen'

Bills that would establish self-governing innovation districts within cities and counties stalled in the Senate on Tuesday over concerns about their taxing and eminent domain powers.