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The BCA is the state’s most powerful and effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

Through our political action committee, ProgressPAC, we work hard to help elect candidates who understand the issues of concern to Alabama business. However, it is the member companies that develop and drive BCA’s actions in the legislative arena and at the ballot box, promoting those agendas through the organization’s far-reaching grassroots network and policy committee structure.

Let us know how we can advocate for your business on the matters that mean the most to you. Contact our Intergovernmental Affairs and Advocacy Department, 334-834-6000.

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

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 …

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BCA President and CEO, Parents, Teachers, Military, Support Modern Standards

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. At …

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

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 …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/16/15-3/20/15)

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 …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/9/15-3/13/15)

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 …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/2/15-3/6/15)

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 …

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Senate Committee Favorably Reports BCA-Backed School Choice Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee today favorably reported the public charter school bill that is supported by the Business Council of Alabama. The bill sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, goes to the Senate where it could get a second reading as …

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BCA-BEA Sponsored School Choice Rally Draws Thousands To Capitol

Students, educators and legislators participated in the School Choice Week in Alabama rally that drew more than 2,500 people to the Capitol today. Alabama School Choice Rally speakers advocated education choices for parents and their children. At the rally, two legislative leaders promised more school choice under a charter school …

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BCA and BEA Involved in School Choice Week Coalition

The Business Education Alliance of Alabama is part of the coalition that planned the National School Choice Week that is coming to Alabama Wednesday morning with a march from downtown Montgomery to a rally at the Capitol. The rally will feature thousands of parents and educators and State House leaders. …

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Governor Announces High School Graduation Rate Goal is Ahead of Schedule and Coalition of Soft Skills Workplace Training for K-16 Students

Alabama’s goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020 is ahead of schedule, officials announced Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley said the 2014 graduation rate was 86 percent, a rate that state School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice said was not expected until 2018. At a Capitol …

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