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The state is seeking federal aid following last week's flooding across central Alabama. Officials are asking the Small Business Administration to provide assistance in a seven-county region around Birmingham. If approved, residents and business owners would be eligible for low-interest loans.
Montgomery has been announced as one of 25 finalists for the All-America City Award. Each year the National Civic League recognizes those communities that have found inventive solutions to issues that cities face. Montgomery's Director of Public Information and External Affairs Michael Briddell says the Capital City's entry focuses on a three-pronged approach to overcoming obesity. Ten municipalities will receive All-America City designations. Winners will be announced June 15th.
The Alabama Education Association is fighting private school tax credits in court and at the ballot box. The group's PAC has filed a campaign finance report showing it gave $50,000 to Democratic state Senate candidate Taylor Stewart. Stewart is opposing Republican Sen. Del Marsh, the chief architect of the tax credits.