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Advocacy

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.

Senate Committee Approves School Flexibility Act

On a vote of  9 to 0, the Senate Education committee gave a favorable report to SB 54, by Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, which is known as the Local Control School Flexibility Act. The bill allows certain laws and regulations to be waived in exchange for permission to implement plans …

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Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh at the BCA Tuesday Morning Legislative Leadership Meeting (Video Highlights)

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh today (Feb. 12) predicted a successful legislative session that should include passage of government efficiency measures, education initiatives, and fulfillment of a promise to repay $437 million that voters approved shifting from the Alabama Trust Fund last year. “We think this is the year …

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Business Community’s Top Priorities Spotlighted in Governor’s State of the State Address

The business community found much to like in Gov. Robert Bentley’s 2013 State of the State Address, which was delivered in the packed Old House Chamber of the Alabama Capitol Building on Tuesday night. From funding for Pre-K programs to workforce development and offering local school systems more flexibility from …

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Regulatory relief bill passes House committee, good for business

Alabama businesses are one step closer to seeing regulatory relief from state government thanks to the Red Tape Reduction Act, or HB 101, sponsored by Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, which passed out of the House State Government Committee on Wednesday. If passed, this bill would be a huge victory for …

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House Committee Approves School Flexibility Act

The House Education Policy Committee today gave a favorable report to HB 84, known as the Local Control School Flexibility Act. Sponsored by Rep. Chad Fincher, R-Mobile, the bill would provide local school systems the ability to request more flexibility from certain state statutes, policies and regulations in order to …

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Fighting for our Children’s Future

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. But perhaps no issue demands our lawmakers’ attention more than public education.  Many may …

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