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  • July 6, 2020

    President Donald Trump signed a bill Saturday re-opening the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until Aug. 8.

  • July 6, 2020

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released the names of all organizations that received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans of $150,000 or more. They also published data for recipients of PPP loans less than $150,000 but did not reveal the names and addresses of those businesses.

  • July 2, 2020

    Because person-to-person contact increases the risk of transmitting COVID-19, Governor Kay Ivey suggested specific remote-meeting procedures similar to section V of her fifth supplemental emergency proclamation dated April 2, 2020.

  • July 1, 2020

    The U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a five-week extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Tuesday night just a few hours before the application window on the program was scheduled to close.

  • July 1, 2020

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday joined the Senate in passing by unanimous consent a five-week extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

  • June 30, 2020

    The governor and state health officer chose not to require face coverings statewide, Gov. Kay Ivey said, "I strongly encourage everyone to wear face masks when out in public. Personal responsibility means it is everybody’s responsibility." Several counties, Jefferson, Montgomery and Selma currently require face coverings in all public places, including businesses open to the general public and several counties, Mobile and Tuscaloosa, are contemplating the same decision.

  • June 8, 2020

    The Federal Reserve Board announced Monday revisions to the Main Street Lending Program that make it possible for more small and midsize businesses to receive financial support.

  • May 28, 2020

    The U.S. House approved legislation Thursday making it easier for small businesses and other recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding to qualify for forgiveness of the loans.

  • May 19, 2020

    In brief sessions Monday afternoon, both the Alabama Senate and House overwhelmingly approved Gov. Kay Ivey's plan for spending the $1.9 billion federal Coronavirus relief funds, the only major issue in question going into the Regular Session's final day.