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This week's editions of BCA's Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (4/13/15-4/17/15)

Friday, April 17, 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

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

Former Czech Republic Ambassador, Alabama Legislator, and Businessman Was in the Vanguard of the Tort Reform Movement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alabama businessman William “Bill” Cabaniss Jr. has worn many hats but his early battle to change the state’s Jackpot Justice image is high up on his legacy ladder. A new biography tells the story of Cabaniss as a successful businessman, a ground-breaking Republican member of the Alabama House and Senate, a friend of presidents, and a U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic. 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

Post-Obamacare Federal and State Health Care Mandates Still Bad for Job Creation

Monday, April 13, 2015

It’s a well-established fact that the two greatest selling points of the Affordable Care Act – you can keep your doctor and your premiums will go down – have turned out to be a false positive. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Capital Briefing has been published. (4/6/15-4/10/15)

Friday, April 10, 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 President and CEO, Parents, Teachers, Military, Support Modern Standards

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today joined teachers, parents, and military families in support of the Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards. The Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards are under assault by SB 101 that would repeal them and replace them standards from the 1990s. 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

This week's edition of BCA's Capital Briefing has been published. (3/30/15-4/3/15)

Friday, April 03, 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

President’s Veto Opens Up Employees’ Private Information to Abuse

Thursday, April 02, 2015

President Obama’s veto of a Congressional nullification of the National Labor Relation Board’s “ambush election” rule means that companies are forced to release your personal private information to outsiders. Obama’s veto means that Human Resources departments, which do not release private employee information to outsiders, can be compelled to release private telephone numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and work schedules to organized labor whenever a union vote is planned. read more