september

Alabama’s September Unemployment Rate Jumps a Full Percentage Point from August

Alabama’s unemployment rate is now 6.6% in September as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to damage the state’s economy. The unemployment rate for September is a full percentage point higher than August’s unemployment rate of 5.6%. In September of 2019 the unemployment rate for Alabama was 2.7%. The state’s labor secretary, Fitzgerald Washington, says fluctuations in the unemployment rate will likely…

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September. Her order extends the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident for another month, through the end of October. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s preliminary injunction also suspends a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each…

Judge Schedules September Hearing in Hubbard Case

A judge has scheduled a September hearing on motions filed in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard ethics case as Hubbard seeks to overturn his criminal conviction. Circuit Judge Jacob Waller on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing on post-trial motions filed in the case. The judge did not elaborate. A jury convicted Hubbard on 12 state ethics law violations. He…