BCA Blog

Northeast Alabama Senator Touts Committee’s Work Ethic

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee Chairman Sen. Phil Williams updated Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members today on the wide range of economic and fiscal issues that his committee handles. read more

Senate Minority Leader Says His Goal is Healthy Business Climate

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Quinton Ross spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today and addressed healthy business opportunities, universal pre-kindergarten funding, prison reform, and support for significant education standards. read more

Senate Majority Leader Reed Addresses BCA Committee

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed today updated Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members on education curriculum standards, state budgets, proposed taxes, and the remainder of the 2015 legislative session. read more

House Education Budget Chairman Says ETF is in Better Shape than General Fund

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

House Ways and Means Education Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Poole said today that the 2016 Education Trust Fund budget will be in better shape than the General Fund that a legislative budget chair says may face cuts next fiscal year. ”The ETF is looking strong, there were record sales in December,” Poole said. read more

House and Senate General Fund Budget Chairs Say All Scenarios Are on Table

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Speaking today to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee, the chairmen of the House and Senate General Fund budget committees said all revenue and cost-cutting measures are on the table to help the Legislature deal with an ailing general government budget for next fiscal year. read more

Senate President Pro Tem Backs Business-Oriented Agenda, Charter Schools

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh today said the Legislature that was elected in 2014 has business’s backs. Speaking to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee, Marsh, R-Anniston, said he believes that the 2014-18 Senate class will be even more productive and responsive to voters than the class of 2010. The 2010 class was the first Republican-majority Senate and House since Reconstruction. read more

House Speaker Hubbard Backs Business-Oriented Agenda

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

House Speaker Mike Hubbard said the House will support several Business Council of Alabama goals in the 2015 legislative session that begins today in Montgomery. Hubbard, R-Auburn, said the GOP’s plan is to quickly advance charter school legislation and send it to Governor Robert Bentley for consideration. “I believe this is the year we get it done,” Hubbard said. read more

Senator Thanks BCA Committee Members for TBORII Passage

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

State Senator Roger Bedford today thanked Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members for successful passage of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation and for blocking efforts to repeal Common Core education standards. read more

Lieutenant Governor lauds business involvement in education, addresses impact of military presence in Alabama

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey at today’s Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee meeting addressed business involvement in education and the huge financial impact of the U.S. military’s presence in Alabama. read more

Budget woes may create private business opportunities (VIDEO)

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee said today that the Legislature is considering actions that could create business opportunities in Alabama. read more