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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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Representative Chesteen Receives Business Champion Award for Internet Access Bill

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Jeff Coleman, right, president and CEO of Coleman Worldwide Moving in Dothan, presents the Business Champion Award to state Rep. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DOTHAN, Ala. (April 3, 2017) – State Rep. Donnie Chesteen of Geneva today received the Business Champion Award for …

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Pressure Growing for Alabama to Leverage Trump’s Accelerating Infrastructure Agenda

President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan could accelerate with the administration needing a win and now that there’s more room on the legislative agenda. Trump transition team member Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania said with health care insurance pushed to the back burner, the infrastructure plan may gain steam. One …

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Study: Toyota Alabama Supports 9,700 Alabama jobs

How’s this for impact: automaker Toyota is a key contributor to Alabama’s economy, supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs at its Huntsville engine plant, suppliers, and their spinoffs. A study by The Center for Automotive Research shows that for every 200 working men and women in Alabama in 2016, one was …

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Alabama U.S. House Delegation Members to Support ACA Replacement, Vote Delayed

The U.S. House postponed Thursday’s planned vote on an Obamacare replacement as the White House moved to shore up conservative support. House Republicans planned to meet behind closed doors later to figure out their next steps, the Washington Post said. Leaders have told the rank and file to be available …

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FY 2018 Budget Outline Released

President Trump released his first federal budget blueprint, revealing plans to dramatically reduce the size of government, The Hill reported. His budget proposes deep cuts to or elimination of entire programs and a reduced federal workforce. He wants to increase defense spending by $54 billion. Trump seeks a 28 percent …

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