BCA Blog

House Education Policy Chairman Says Legislature has Crucial Education Measures this Week to Finalize

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

State Rep. Terri Collins told the Business Council of Alabama’s Government Affairs Committee today that this week’s House and Senate agendas include significant education issues including final passage of the 2015-16 Education Trust Fund budget. read more

House Judiciary Chairman Says Vital Prison Reform is Halfway Finished

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today and outlined the 2015 prison reform effort that includes vital funding that is near final passage. read more

House Minority Leader Gives Thoughts on the Legislative Session and Thanks BCA Backing of Prison Reform

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

House Minority Leader Craig Ford discussed the past and future legislative session at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs briefing. read more

Senator Predicts Whirlwind Final Third of Legislative Session

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Senate President Pro Tem Jabo Waggoner today told Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members to expect heavyweight issues such as gaming revenue measures, tax proposals, downsizing state government, and building two state budgets during the final one-third of the 2015 legislative session. read more

House Rules Chair Outlines Remainder of Session For Pro-Business Legislature

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

House Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today on issues that will dominate the remainder of the 2015 regular legislative session. read more

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