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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

House Education Budget Chair addresses Governmental Affairs Committee (VIDEO)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Education Budget Committee told the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today that the 2014-15 budgets will dominate second half of the 2014 regular legislative session that has reached its halfway point. read more

House Minority Leader talks business, political issues (VIDEO)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

House Minority Leader Craig Ford today discussed business and political issues at the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee’s weekly legislative session meeting. read more

House, Senate chiefs of staff update BCA Governmental Affairs Committee (VIDEO)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The chiefs of staff to House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh updated the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today on legislation progress in the 2010-14 quadrennium and the 2014 legislative session that is more than one-third completed. read more

Senate Minority Leader says she’ll support TBOR II (VIDEO)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Alabama Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, said that she will support the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II bill that has passed the House and is in position to be considered by the Senate as early as today. read more