BCA Blog

Congressman Mike Rogers speaks to River Region about D.C., world affairs

Administrator - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers today updated Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues attendees about Washington, D.C., and international politics as viewed from his side of the aisle. “There are real challenges ahead of us,” said Rogers. read more

Legislative session was very good for BCA

Administrator - 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

Is it finally spring yet?

Administrator - Monday, April 14, 2014

The winter of 2014 was long, cold and rainy for many of us, but the end is in sight. The first day of spring was three weeks ago, which means we can all emerge from hibernation and take in some fresh air. Yes, spring is a time for renewal, the end of the Alabama regular legislative session and for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), this is an ideal time to reflect on the return on the investment for our members. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (4/7/14-4/11/14)

Administrator - Friday, April 11, 2014

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

New Department of Education assessment begins this month

Administrator - Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Alabama State Department of Education has announced a new measure of student assessment -“ACT Aspire” - which will begin on April 28. As part of PLAN 2020, the State Board of Education adopted ACT Aspire to test student progress of Grades 3-8 and will make Alabama the first to implement this program. read more

Democratic Mid-Term Pay Bill Filibustered by Senate Republicans

Administrator - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

U.S. Senate Republicans today filibustered a Democratic pay bill that is backed by President Barack Obama and designed to attract votes in the mid-term elections. read more

This week's editions of BCA's Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/31/14-4/414)

Administrator - Friday, April 04, 2014

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

Senator Thanks BCA Committee Members for TBORII Passage

Administrator - 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

U.S. Representative expresses concern over OSHA auto-part supplier inspections

Administrator - Monday, March 31, 2014

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has expressed concern that the Obama Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is targeting Alabama automobile plants for safety tours by inspection groups that will include union representatives. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (3/24/14-3/28/14)

Administrator - Friday, March 28, 2014

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