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Capital Briefing for Week 9 of the 2017 Session

A Tale of Two Bills, But There Might Be a Silver Lining Last week, the House missed a significant opportunity to move Alabama forward by failing to muster a vote on a bill to invest in Alabama’s infrastructure, which would cost users about $3.50 a month to improve our roads …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. In addition, BCA partner Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association unveiled the …

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House Education Committee Chair Describes Alabama’s Unprecedented Political Whirlwind

Last week highlighted the power of women in Alabama politics, the chair of a House education committee proudly said at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing. Robert R. McGhee, vice chairman of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, today’s briefing sponsor, introduced House Education Policy Committee Chair Rep. Terri …

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Capital Briefing for Week 8 of the 2017 Session

While politics has dominated Alabama the last several weeks, the Legislature’s business continued with the House and Senate advancing important business community initiatives. But the all-important infrastructure investment modernization bill will have to wait to fight another day after several factors, including internal House politics, stopped the bill in its …

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Senator Looks to Future on Political and Practical Fronts

Sen. Clay Scofield today told the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing to look forward and invest in Alabama’s infrastructure and to put recent political issues in the rear-view mirror. Sen. Scofield, R-Guntersville, addressed the change in gubernatorial administrations that occurred Monday with the resignation of Governor Robert Bentley and …

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NAM Group Meets with President

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and a group of manufacturing executives met in the White House last week with President Trump and unveiled the NAM’s latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey. The survey showed that 93.3 percent of manufacturers have a positive outlook about their companies, the NAM said. Business Insider …

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Capital Briefing for Week 7 of the 2017 Session

After two weeks off for spring break, the Alabama Legislature this week reached the midpoint of the 2017 legislative session with the Business Council of Alabama continuing its involvement in the business community’s legislative agenda including encouraging the successful defeat of the Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting bill that would have …

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Senate Committee Listens to Business and Rejects Arbitrary Tax Increase

The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday correctly defeated arbitrary tax increase legislation that the Business Council of Alabama and the state’s business community has opposed for years. The committee voted 12-2 not to advance the Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting bill, SB 67 by Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, …

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Legislature Gets Its Second Wind

The chairmen of the agenda-setting House and Senate rules committees at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday morning briefing outlined some of the important bills remaining in the 2017 legislative session that will be at the halfway point this week. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, and House …

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Alabama-Based Data Science Company Boosts Productivity, Profits of Some of the World’s Largest Corporations

Joshua Jones dropped out of high school when he was a teenager. Today, two decades later, he’s created, run, and sold several businesses in different countries, even supplying some of them on horseback. In his mid-30s, Jones is Managing Partner of StrategyWise, a 20-employee consulting firm in Birmingham that helps …

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