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The front (western) elevation of the Alabama State Capitol building in 2006. The front (western) elevation of the Alabama State Capitol building in 2006. By: Jim Bowen
Latest Member Blog Articles on Alabama
  • How to Apply For Unemployment Benefits in Each State
    If you are currently unemployed or know you will be getting laid off in the near future then you are probably trying to figure out how and when you should begin the process of filing for unemployment. These benefits are a vital revenue source for individuals and families who are currently unemployed, but those benefits vary wildly depending on what state you live in.
  • Three Ways You Can Apply for Food Stamp Benefits
    Do you think you may qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, but aren't sure where you can begin the application process? Well, you're not alone. There are plenty of Americans out there who qualify for food assistance but aren't aware of it or don't know where they can begin the application process.
  • How to Watch the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates on TV and Online
    The 2020 Democratic Presidential primary field is the largest in party history with nearly two dozen declared candidates vying for the opportunity to take on Donald Trump in the general election.
  • 5 Simple Steps For Making Tax Day As Painless As Possible
    April 15th, otherwise own as Tax Day, is ever nearing. If you're one of the millions of Americans that has decided to put off your filing to closer to deadline day and are trying to jog your memory back into tax filing gear, no worries. That's what this entry is for.
  • All of the Ways You Can Watch the SOTU Address on TV and Online
    The State of the Union Address is a Constitutionally mandated annual address delivered by the President to the United States Congress. In the modern era, Presidents have delivered the address in front of a Joint Session of Congress in the House Chamber to a nationally televised audience .If you're looking for a simple way to research how you can watch the speech, look no further.
  • Choosing Medicaid and CHIP Providers in Your State
    Finding a provider who accepts Medicaid patients has the potential be a little confusing to the individuals who have never been on the program before, but it's not as difficult as it may sound. All you need is to be enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP coverage and have a connection to the internet.
  • 4 Tricks For Stretching Your Social Security Benefits
    Making the best of your Social Security benefits is a struggle for many Americans, especially those of you who are largely dependent on Social Security for most of your monthly income. Questions like when to begin drawing your benefits, how to best spend them, and what to do if your benefits aren't enough to survive on weigh on millions of seniors minds every year.
  • Watching 2020 Election Coverage on TV and Online
    Political junkies and novices alike are closely following the 2018 Midterm election campaigns that will determine all 435 Congresspeople and 33 Senators. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 and all major news organizations will be airing coverage throughout the day and into the evening reacting to the results as they come in.

Latest Alabama Forum Posts

  • Classes will take place in the fall—but how? There’s still no consensus on what next semester will be like. Not even close. This spring’s university closures have bought school leaders time to figure out how to introduce social distance into spaces designed to bring people together—classrooms, dining facilities, study lounges, and campus housing, to name a few. And although pivoting to online learning has likely helped slow the spread of the coronavirus in college towns, a meaningful solution to the crisis appears far off. Colleges cannot keep students away forever; their bottom lines can’t handle that financial pressure. Residence halls are scheduled to reopen for the fall semester three months from now.
  • Biden shows his strength in the South with a victory in Alabama.
  • The upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the traditional summer driving season. In most states, summer road-trippers are paying more gas tax than they did a few years ago and are benefiting from smoother and safer roads as a result. In total, 30 states have raised or reformed their gas taxes in the last six years.
  • Starting this fall, college tuition will be covered for all New York residents making less than $100,000 a year.
  • Certain Medicaid payments to doctors had been increased to Medicare levels since 2013, but those increases stop on August 1.
  • President Barack Obama told students at Georgia Tech on Tuesday he wants to make the process of repaying student loans easier to understand and manage. Obama signed a “student aid bill of rights” and spelled out an assortment of policy tweaks and projects to try to make it easier for people with student loans to pay back their debt.
  • USDA's Food and Nutrition Service will join Alabama State Agencies for Agriculture and MarketLink to host Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Merchant Sign-up Day. State and Agriculture departments are teaming up to increase SNAP recipients access to fresh farmer markets and products. Grants are available for free wireless Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) equipment and internet access. SNAP sign-up day will provide a one-stop-shop to help direct marketing farmers get authorized and receive additional support for incentive programs to help generate more SNAP customers.
  • Dec 13 2014
    Alabama governor open to Medicaid expansion
    Gov. Robert Bentley has said he is open to expanding Alabama’s Medicaid program, but the plan would have to be designed by the state and it would require people to work.

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