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This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (7/20/15-7/24/15)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses and industries. read more

"Holy guanine, Batman!" Superheroes and genetic genius at the frontiers of science

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Membership Spotlight



In a chilly room at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a multi-million dollar band of superheroes is solving genetic puzzles from around the globe. In the hands of Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his crack team of sequencing experts, these next-generation machines are a centerpiece of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine, which is tackling cancer, Parkinson’s disease and other top health threats. They have also helped make Alabama a global leader in genetic discovery.

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This week's edition of BCA's Capital Briefing has been published. (7/13/15-7/14/15)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business and is published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. It includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings and often features video interviews with top legislators and state officials. read more

BCA Vice President Victor Vernon Retires After Long Private-Industry and State Service

Monday, July 13, 2015

Victor Vernon, the Business Council of Alabama’s Vice President for Public Policy, was feted today at a luncheon in Montgomery in recognition of his retirement after nearly 18 years of helping level the playing field for business and improving all segments of public education. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (7/6/15-7/10/15)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses and industries. read more

Alabama Department of Revenue Cancels Streaming Tax Regulation

Thursday, July 09, 2015

This week, the Alabama Department of Revenue notified Legislative Council Chairman Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, that the proposed Amended Rule 810-6-5-.09, Leasing and Rental of Tangible Personal Property, which would apply the rental tax to streaming video or audio, would be withdrawn.  read more

Southern Research Awarded New $22 Million NIAID-DAIDS Contract to Support Ground-Breaking HIV Cure Research

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Membership Spotlight



Business Council of Alabama member Southern Research of Birmingham has been awarded a seven-year contract of up to $22 million to support research that could contribute to the cure of human immunodeficiency virus disease.

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National Press Cite Ex-Im Bank Charter Lapse; BCA, Others Urge Renewal

Thursday, July 02, 2015

July began today without a new charter for the Export-Import Bank of the United States and that lapse didn’t go unnoticed by manufacturers and chambers of commerce. read more

BCA Requests Legislative Rejection of ADOR Rental Tax

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary has asked the House and Senate leadership to use the Legislature’s administrative review process to reject a streaming video and audio tax imposed by the Alabama Department of Revenue. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (6/15/15-6/19/15)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses and industries. read more