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BCA Governmental Affairs Conference Looks to the Future

The Business Council of Alabama’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference held Aug. 10-12 featured Q&As with members of Alabama’s congressional delegation and state legislative leaders, informative speeches by Governor Kay Ivey and the Israeli consul to the Southeast and Puerto Rico, release of a new education report, and an inspiring keynote …

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Federal Tax Reform Impact: What you should know

Business Council of Alabama members have released information about the Alabama Department of Revenue’s interpretation of how the 2017 federal tax law revisions will affect Alabama. Bradley law firm authors Bruce P. Ely, James E. Long Jr., and William T. Thistle II summarized the ADOR’s “Analysis of Federal Tax Law …

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Alabama Senators Vote for $716 Billion Defense Bill

Alabama’s two U.S. senators voted Wednesday to send the Fiscal 2019 defense bill to President Trump for his signature. U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Doug Jones, D-Mountain Brook, were among the 87-10 majority voting on H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds U.S. military activities beginning Oct. …

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AT&T Alabama Invests more than $1.2 Billion for Wireless and Wired Networks

Business Council of Alabama member AT&T Alabama said Wednesday that it invested more than $1.2 billion in 2015, 2016, and 2017 in its wireless and wired networks to improve reliability, coverage, speed, and overall performance for residential and business consumers. The investment also improves critical services that support public safety …

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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Talks Politics, Defense, Tax Cuts, and More at Chamber Breakfast

Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers hit the Washington, D.C., highlights at Tuesday’s Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast. The Business Council of Alabama is a co-sponsor of the chamber breakfasts. U.S. Rep. Rogers, R-Saks, spoke of the pending 2018 farm bill, the December 2017 tax cut, reversing regulations on …

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AAI Executive Director Participates in National Transportation Investment Workshop

The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) hosted the 5th Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates on July 18 in Washington, D.C. This program brings together transportation investment advocates and champions from around the country to share best practices, challenges and other keys to success in advancing state and …

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Ninety Five Percent of BCA-Backed Candidates Advance to November General Election

Business Council of Alabama-endorsed candidates who won Tuesday’s primary runoffs join June 5 primary winners on the road to November’s general election. Including June 5 and Tuesday’s runoffs, 105 of 116 of ProgressPAC-endorsed candidates – 95 percent – were successful. ProgressPAC is the political arm of the BCA. “Tuesday’s runoff …

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Governor Names Alabama Workforce Council Leaders

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Business Council of Alabama members Tim McCartney and Sandra Koblas to lead the Alabama Workforce Council. Governor Ivey named McCartney as chairman and Koblas as vice chair. McCartney served as president of McCartney Construction in Gadsden and Koblas is human resources director with Austal …

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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Torch Technologies One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies in Huntsville as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The ranking considered input from more than 434,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies, Torch said in a release. Rankings are based on …

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Rheem Makes Global Leadership Appointments

Business Council of Alabama member Rheem Manufacturing Co. has announced two key global leadership appointments of senior management in Atlanta. Rheem President and CEO JR Jones has been named executive chairman of the board and Chief Operating Officer Chris Peel has been named president and CEO of Rheem, with global …

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