Montgomery, Alabama – While many state employees are enjoying a day off on this President's Day, workers at Alabama's Employment Centers are reporting for duty.
Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees says residents may call in or visit on line if they are seeking jobs and/or unemployment compensation. The number to call is -866-234-5382. The website address is www.dir.alabama.gov.
Alabama's unemployment rate is 6.7 percent;it is the highest rate in more than 15 years.
Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama is on tap to receive money from the economic stimulus plan, while the amount that each state will receive has not been finalized, Governor Bob Riley has decided who will oversee Alabama's spending of the money.
The governor is paying $195 per hour through an emergency contract for Drayton Nabers and David Perry, both attorneys with a Birmingham law firm, for two months of work.
Nabers was Riley's state finance director from 2003 to 2004. Perry was an assistant finance director in 2003-2004.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day: COMMITTEES -Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee discussed the governor's proposed education budget, but took no action on it. -Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee approved bills to allow stronger beers and wines to be sold in Alabama. Go to Senate. -Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee approved a bill that would allow the city councils in 14 cities to schedule referendums
Montgomery,Alabama – Montgomery Public Schools officials are beginning the work of moving students and teachers from three local schools after voting to close them because of budget problems.
At the end of the school year, over -700- students from Hayneville Road, Paterson, and Pintala elementary will be moved to neighboring schools. More than 100 employees will be moved to positions that are available in surrounding schools.