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Week 7 of the 2018 Session

Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, chairman of the House Ways and Means Education Committee, spoke at this week’s Tuesday Briefing that was sponsored by the Business Education Alliance of Alabama. The BEA assists in providing the best education opportunities and skills training available for Alabama’s public-school students. “We work on research …

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Senator Richard Shelby Talks Infrastructure, Defense, and International Challenges

Montgomery Business Community Welcomes Senator with Standing Ovation The central Alabama business community welcomed U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby at today’s Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast where he discussed President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Alabama’s important role in national defense, and global challenges facing the United States. Alabama’s …

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House Education Budget Chair Says Alabama’s Progress Depends on Four Legs of Strength

House Ways and Means Education Chairman Rep. Bill Poole today said the next four legislative sessions could include modernization of Alabama’s budget process and its tax system. Rep. Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, was introduced at today’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing by Business Education Alliance President and Chairman Joe Morton, Ph.D. …

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Manufacturing Stars Fall on Alabama

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary joined National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons at BCA member Altec Inc. in Birmingham on Thursday for the Alabama segment of the NAM’s State of Manufacturing Tour. Timmons, Canary, and Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield …

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Week 6 of the 2018 Session

Senate and House Majority Leaders Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper, and Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, spoke at this week’s Tuesday Briefing that was sponsored by Business Council of Alabama member McWane Inc., a family run business headquartered in Birmingham. McWane Inc. is an international manufacturer that began when two McWane brothers …

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Senate, House Majority Leaders Give Update 2018 Legislative Session

Senate and House Majority Leaders Sen. Greg Reed and Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter spoke of politics, the 2018 legislative session, and Alabama’s economic future at today’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing that was sponsored by McWane Inc. BCA member McWane Inc. is an international manufacturer headquartered in Birmingham that began …

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Week 5 of the 2018 Session

The Business Council of Alabama board of directors met Wednesday for its first meeting of 2018 and voted unanimously to approve a resolution commending Alabama’s senior United States senator, Richard Shelby of Tuscaloosa, for his exemplary service to the state of Alabama. He has been instrumental in the state’s military, …

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Manufacturers Tour Comes to Alabama and BCA Member Operation

The National Association of Manufacturers will be in Alabama next week as part of its 2018 State of Manufacturing Tour. The tour gives NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons the opportunity to meet leading manufacturers, elected officials, and parents and students, at manufacturing facilities. The eight-state tour begins Monday and …

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Helping Families Initiative Successfully Heads Off Crime and Saves Society Money

The Helping Families Initiative (HFI) that began in Mobile 15 years ago seeks to expand in Alabama to enable more families and schools to turn young people away from crime and toward more productive lives. Former Mobile County District Attorney and state school board Vice President John Tyson Jr. is …

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Unemployment Comp Bill Will Save Businesses At Least $56 Million Annually

Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee Chairman Sen. Arthur Orr said today that his bill to update Alabama’s unemployment compensation law could save businesses at least $56 million a year. The Senate voting 21-8 on Jan. 25 passed Sen. Orr’s SB 92 and sent it to the House Committee on Commerce …

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