Top Headlines: Alabama’s business climate, Alabama Power solar fee upheld

Alabama gets high marks for business climate
Area Development Magazine ranked Alabama sixth best among states as a place to do business, continuing the state’s streak in the top ten.  The state ranked especially high for speed of permitting and workforce development programs. — Alabama Department of Commerce

Alabama Power solar fee upheld
Alabama’s Public Service Commission yesterday upheld  and increased the fee Alabama Power levies against customers with solar panels. — Inside Climate News 

Signature Homes proposes 2,800-home development near Hoover
Signature Homes has submitted a rezoning request that would allow for 2,800 homes and a town center on 833 acres near Deer Valley and Ross Bridge. — Hoover Sun 

Mobile Barbershop victim of unemployment scheme
Mayo’s Barbershop in Mobile has been victimized by a fraudulent scheme in which individuals claim to have been laid off by a business so they can collect unemployment. The barbershop received paperwork regarding 24 individuals, none of whom had ever worked at the shop. — WPMI-TV

Back to the buffet
The state’s amended Safer at Home order now allows buffets and salad bars to reopen, provided they comply with regulations for social distancing, fresh plates and cups for each visit, hand sanitizing and other provisions. — WBRC-TV

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