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ExxonMobil and Employees Contribute $865,000 to Alabama Colleges and Universities

Business Council of Alabama member ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program has awarded $865,000 to Alabama’s 11 institutions of higher learning. The grants are unrestricted but colleges and universities are encouraged to designate a portion to math and science programs supporting student engagement, the company said. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors, and …

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House Passes Obamacare Repeal

Six of Alabama’s seven members of Congress voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare, the 7-year-old government-mandated health insurance system that disrupted a working medical insurance system and increased costs. The vote sent H.R. 1628 to the Senate. Passage is a victory for Republicans, who reacted. “Today I voted for, and the …

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Capital Briefing for Week 11 of the 2017 Session

The Legislature started down the home stretch in the 11th week of the session beginning with the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing featuring Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper. Sen. Reed advised that there are two budgets still to pass prior to the session-end deadline of May 22 – the …

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Senate Majority Leader Reed Addresses Medicaid, Autism Funding, Redistricting

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed today said the Legislature still has the two budgets to pass and will pack in its meeting days over the next three weeks in order to meet the session’s May 22 ending deadline. “We’ll likely see the General Fund in the Senate this week,” Sen. …

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Coca-Cola UNITED Grows by 40 percent With Georgia Territory Expansion

A mere 16 years after Coca-Cola was first served and 13 years before the distinctive Coca-Cola bottle was created, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED founder Crawford Johnson Sr. purchased the exclusive franchise rights to bottle and distribute Coca-Cola in Birmingham. From that beginning in 1902, Business Council of Alabama member Coca-Cola …

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President Trump Proposes Major Tax Overhaul, Business Rate Set at 15 Percent

The White House on Wednesday proposed comprehensive tax reform that would end most deductions, kill the inheritance death tax, double the standard deduction, and simplify the system into three tax brackets, including 15 percent for corporations. The plan unveiled by Treasury Secretary Michael Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary …

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Capital Briefing for Week 10 of the 2017 Session

As the Legislature turned the corner on the two-thirds mark of the session, the 10th week began with the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing featuring House Majority Leader Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville. Rep. Ledbetter said the Legislature will eventually renew its attempt to pass infrastructure investment legislation. “It’s disappointing we …

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House Majority Leader Addresses Infrastructure, Says Big Issues Remain in Session

House Majority Leader Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter today said the Legislature will eventually renew its attempt to pass infrastructure investment legislation sooner rather than later. “It’s disappointing we didn’t get it approved,” Rep. Ledbetter said of an infrastructure investment bill that was introduced and favorably reported from committee but was stalled …

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New Financial Planning Book Is a Blueprint to Financial Security

Birmingham financial planner Greg Powell wants you to build a sound financial house with a realistic blueprint. Translation: create and stick to a plan of where you want to be in five, 10 or 20 years that protects your assets and loved ones. Drawing on his 30-plus years in financial …

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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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