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Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she's seriously considering running for lieutenant governor in 2010. Chapman says she will make a decision by June 1 on whether to enter the Republican race. If she doesn't, she says she will seek a second term as secretary of state. The former chairman of the political science department at the University of Alabama, William Stewart, says Chapman would be a formidable candidate because of her experience in state government
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.