BCA Blog

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

Political Science Professor Handicaps 2014 Political Races, State Finances

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A political science professor and pollster today briefed Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members on the 2014 election cycle and major fiscal challenges facing the next governor and Legislature. 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

Senate President Pro Tem speaks about important Business Council of Alabama tax, school issues (VIDEO)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today and addressed Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation and Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, commonly known as Common Core. read more

House Speaker vows to maintain a business-friendly house of reps (VIDEO)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Tuesday (Jan. 21) told the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee that he is proud of the House’s pro-business accomplishments and his goal is to protect the business-friendly House in the 2014 election cycle. read more