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President Biden’s Executive Order to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Facilities and Federal Contractors

by:  Jim Hoover As most people know by now, on September 9, 2021 President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.  As part of the plan, the President signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safer Protocols for Federal Contractors.  The Executive Order is a six-prong, comprehensive plan outlining the President’s […]

Special Session on Corrections Issues Concludes

The Legislature convened last week for the first of what are expected to be two special sessions this fall. Gov. Ivey – who has authority under Alabama law to call the legislature into a “special and extraordinary session” – had asked Alabama legislators to begin work on Monday, Sept. 27 to take up corrections related […]

Discussions with Decisionmakers: Rep. Rhett Marques

Rep. Marques was elected to the House of Representatives in 2018. He is the owner of Goodson Tire & Auto and lives in Enterprise. He is on the House Health Committee. What first prompted you to consider running office? Since I was in college, I enjoyed the political side of things. I enjoy serving people. […]

HHS Announces $25.5 Billion in Provider Funding for Covid-19 Relief

More help is on the way for health care providers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is providing $25.5 billion in new funding. This includes $8.5 billion for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and $17 billion for Phase 4 of […]

Discussions with Decisionmakers: Rep. Anthony Daniels

Representative Daniels was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2014. He represents Alabama’s 53rd District covering Madison County. In 2017, he became the youngest person and the first minority to ever become the House Minority Leader in Alabama. He is a graduate of Alabama A&M and is an elementary school teacher by trade. […]


By Angie Cameron Smith with Burr & Forman, LLP On July 6, 2021 Governor Kay Ivey allowed the State of Emergency in Alabama to expire.  She had previously proclaimed a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic effective March 13, 2020.  Along with that proclamation, came the invocation of Alabama’s Emergency Management Act.  When […]