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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 11 items )  

ACLU Report Shows Dire Effects on Alabama Prisons Due to Stalled Paroles
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Jan. 7 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama issued the following statement: The Campaign for Smart Justice with ACLU of Alabama released a report with dire predictions about Alabama's prison crisis. Based on an analysis of current parole practices using five years of data from the Alabama Department of Corrections, the report projects Alabama's prison population will skyrocket this year alone by over 3,700 people due to a dramatic drop in paroles. In the last t  more

ACLU-AL Report Shows Dire Effects on Alabama Prisons Due to Stalled Paroles
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The Campaign for Smart Justice with ACLU of Alabama released a report with dire predictions about Alabama's prison crisis. Based on an analysis of current parole practices using five years of data from the Alabama Department of Corrections, the report projects Ala  more

Alabama Farmers Federation: FarmPAC Endorses Jeff Coleman for Congress
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Jan. 7 -- The Alabama Farmers Federation issued the following news: FarmPAC, a political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation, endorsed Jeff Coleman for U.S. House of Representatives in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District. Federation National Affairs Director Mitt Walker said Coleman's conservative values, experience operating a family-owned business and status as a political outsider appealed to county Farmers Federation leaders. "Over the last few months  more

ASTM International Launches Personnel Certificate Program in Additive Manufacturing
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Jan. 10 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) has announced one of the industry's first certificate programs. The course will be March 10-12 at Auburn University in Alabama (USA). ASTM International conducted an extensive la  more

BCA Names Andrea Hutchings as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Jan. 9 -- The Business Council of Alabama issued the following news release: The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce that Andrea Hutchings has joined our team as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. Her primary roles will include coordinating logistics and strategic operations for the President and CEO serving as a liaison to the BCA Board of Directors, coordinating BCA Executive Committee operations and other special projects to help advance BCA's m  more

BoatUS Foundation: Get a Taste of the Boating Life by Taking an Affordable On-Water Boat Training Course at the Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, March 20-22
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama, Jan. 8 -- The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water issued the following news release: Want to get a taste of the boating life or improve your on-water boat handling skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Gulf Coast and the The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, March 20-22, offers two fun and affordable at-the-helm on-water training courses for beginners and women. Taught aboard single-engine power  more

HudsonAlpha, Acclinate Genetics and Urban Engine to Host Hackathon in March
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Jan. 11 -- The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology issued the following news: * * * - Registration is now open for the 2020 HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge * * * The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is teaming with Acclinate Genetics and Urban Engine to design and grow the HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge for a third year. The HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge, or HATCH, is a life sciences hackathon where participants compete to solve real-world issues faced by researchers in   more

NCTO Member Company Lenzing Hosts Key Administration Officials at Plant in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The National Council of Textile Organizations issued the following news release: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) member Lenzing Fibers Inc. hosted Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumers Goods and Materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; for a plant tour and broad discussion on the company's commitment to U.S. invest  more

Republican Attorneys General Continue to Defend Rule of Law
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- The Republican Attorneys General Association issued the following news release: Republican Attorneys General Steve Marshall (Alabama), Jeff Landry (Louisiana), and Jason Ravnsborg (South Dakota) are tireless defenders of the rule of law and the Constitution. Last month, the three AGs formed a multistate coalition that filed a legal challenge to stop radical activists from illegally rewriting the United States Constitution. At issue is liberal activists' attempt to resurre  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Issues Statement on Detainment of Iranians, Iranian Americans at Ports of Entry
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Jan. 8 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following statement by Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning on the reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at ports of entry: "Reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is detaining and questioning Iranian Americans is in direct violation of their constitutional rights, and every single one of us should be alarmed. "Since day one, the Trump administration has used fea  more

Triple-I Sponsored Academic Study: Rising Costs, Not Insurer Profits, Drive Auto Rates Higher
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: U.S. auto insurer claim payout costs largely determine what a typical driver pays for coverage, according to a new study published in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Journal of Insurance Regulation. The study was commissioned by the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) through its non-resident scholar network. The authors--Professors Martin Grace, Tyler Leverty, and Lawr  more