BCA Blog

The EPA’s renegade policies must be reined in

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Alabama Legislature took an important step toward reining in a rogue federal department this week when it approved a joint resolution opposing certain anti-business activities of the Environmental Protection Agency in Alabama. read more

Water Policy: A Business Perspective

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Like everything else in life, in order to grow, thrive, and remain healthy, businesses and citizens need easy and ample access to one of our planet’s most basic resources - water.  As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Water resources remain a very important subject in the public policy arena, and the business community has been on the forefront of developing responsible water policy for decades. read more

Prison Reform Deserves Attention from State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

That old saying, "A day of reckoning is fast approaching," is so apropos when discussing Alabama's seriously overcrowded prisons. Addressing solely the finances of prison reform, it would cost $840 million to build new prisons that would reduce Alabama's prison capacity of 190 percent to just 100 percent. That $840 million is 44 percent of the state's unearmarked $1.9 billion general fund budget. read more

Legislative session was very good for BCA

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The 2014 legislative session that began Jan. 14 and ended April 3 saw significant results for Business Council of Alabama members and the entire business community of more than 1 million employees, their families, and investors, topped by enactment into law of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation. read more

Fighting for our Children's Future

Monday, February 04, 2013

When the 2013 regular session of the Alabama Legislature convenes tomorrow, the Business Council of Alabama will be vigorously engaged on a number of issues from economic development to healthcare regulations to property rights and others. read more