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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.

AAI Releases New Informative Video Following a Favorable Report to Both HB 394 and SB 180

The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee earlier today gave a favorable report to both HB 394 by Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, and SB 180 by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville. HB 394 would generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges, and it follows SB 180 that ensures revenue generated by McCutcheon’s bill will …

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BCA Commends Committee Passage of Transportation Investment Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 17, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today lauded House committee passage of two bills designed to invest responsibly in Alabama’s infrastructure. The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee gave a favorable report to …

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BCA Praises Rep. McCutcheon’s Bill to Invest in Alabama Roads and Bridges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 15, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 15, 2016) – The Business Council of Alabama’s leadership today praised the introduction of legislation designed to generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges. Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, introduced the legislation, …

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Sixth Week of the 2016 Session

The House-passed $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund budget that was sent to the Senate contains important business-sought appropriations including an additional $14 million for voluntary Pre-K for Alabama 4-year-olds. Following passage of the budget, the House approved a pay raise measure for teachers and support personnel. The House on Tuesday …

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Business leaders: We must invest in repairing Alabama’s infrastructure now!

What grade would you give the roads and bridges that you drive every day when traveling to work, school and beyond? An A+? A-? Maybe a B? Considering our daily dependence on roads and bridges, all of us certainly would hope that these vital components of our state’s overall transportation …

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Productive Fifth Week of the 2016 Session

Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama including a right-to-work constitutional amendment advanced this week in committees and on the House and Senate floors. HB 37, the right-to-work constitutional amendment by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, is a priority on the BCA’s 2016 …

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Fourth Week of the 2016 Session

One-third of the 2016 regular legislative session is in the books. Thursday was the 10th working day of the session, which cannot last beyond 30 working days. Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama gained traction this week in committees and on …

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Putting More Into Infrastructure

BCA Seeks ‘Fair, Equitable, Broad-Based’ Solutions Although the state legislative session just began in February, Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary was asked what would a successful session look like for the organization that represents 750,000-plus people.The organization wants to be “supportive and helpful in adopting …

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Student Data Bill Will Show Us What Is Working In Education

House Education Policy Committee Chair Terri Collins today said that Alabama needs a student performance measuring tool known as a longitudinal data system that will greatly aid the evaluation of how well students are doing from early schooling to their first jobs. Collins, R-Decatur, has sponsored HB 125. It would …

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