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Thu October 10, 2013
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Daniel Mims, a Montgomery native is now the corporate head of Mims Management Group, which operates 40 pharmacies nationwide and three custom compounding pharmacies in Virginia, Texas and California.  Mims announced Thursday his new headquarters will be located in Montgomery.  Locating the headquarters in Montgomery represents a $1.7 million dollar capital investment and means the creation of at least 50 jobs.  Mims Management Group will move into the former Compass Bank Building at 3480 Eastern Boulevard. 

Partial Shutdown

The partial government shutdown has many people questioning the purpose of the Congressional gridlock.  Jim Carnes, policy team leader at Alabama Arise, says the ongoing crisis can be traced back to members of Congress who seek to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.  If you need help with accessing the health insurance exchange, Carnes says the best place to start is at community health centers. 

Passing Bill

A state Senator has pre-filed a bill for the 2014 Legislative session requiring drivers to give cyclists at least three feet of space in passing.  Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen says drivers have shouted for him to get off the road or have thrown bottles at him during bike rides in the past.  23 others states, including every state that borders Alabama, have similar laws.  Those who support the bill acknowledge that it may be hard to enforce.