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Legislative Leadership Staff Discuss 2016 Session; BCA Chairman Addresses Tuesday Briefing

The chiefs of staff to House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh updated today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing on the pace of the 2016 regular legislative session. Hubbard’s chief of staff, Jim Entrekin, and Marsh’s chief of staff, Philip Bryan, spoke at today’s Tuesday …

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Fourth Week of the 2016 Session

One-third of the 2016 regular legislative session is in the books. Thursday was the 10th working day of the session, which cannot last beyond 30 working days. Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama gained traction this week in committees and on …

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BCA Releases March 1st Congressional Endorsements

On Tuesday, March 1, Alabama voters will head to the polls to cast their votes in 2016 Republican and Democratic federal and state primaries. The Business Council of Alabama is proud to present our list of 2016-endorsed federal candidates for the primary election cycle. U.S. Senate: Richard Shelby As chairman …

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Student Data Bill Will Show Us What Is Working In Education

House Education Policy Committee Chair Terri Collins today said that Alabama needs a student performance measuring tool known as a longitudinal data system that will greatly aid the evaluation of how well students are doing from early schooling to their first jobs. Collins, R-Decatur, has sponsored HB 125. It would …

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Third Week of 2016 Legislative Session

This week’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing was sponsored by Alabama Power Co. and featured House Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville. He outlined the upcoming House work schedule and explained his pending legislation to invest in Alabama’s roads and bridges. After falling short of votes last week, the …

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House Rules Chairman Urged Support for Transportation Funding

House Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon at this week’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Meeting said while business-backed measures and the General Fund will be on the House’s agenda over the next several legislative days, transportation funding is the significant issue for Alabama’s economic vitality. McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, said transportation funding …

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BCA Board Member Ronnie Boles Named to National Public Power Council

Business Council of Alabama board member and Manufacturing Advocacy Council Co-Chairman Ronnie Boles of Huntsville has been named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council. The APPA’s board of directors elected Boles, owner and president of General & Automotive Machine Shop, to the board …

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BCA Supported Bills Get Quick House Action in Second Week of 2016 Legislative Session

The House approved two bills that the Business Council of Alabama is supporting in the 2016 regular legislative session that has concluded its second week. The House on Tuesday passed HB 36, the Small Business Act sponsored by Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette, and HB 38, the Taxpayer Advocate bill sponsored …

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Business Groups Laud Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling

The Business Council of Alabama and its national partners are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian regulation that threatened industrial growth and jobs. The court 5-4 on Tuesday stayed the EPA’s carbon rule in a move that could delay the rule’s implementation …

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Transportation Improvements Will Increase Alabama’s Economic Growth

A national transportation research organization said Thursday that Alabama’s deteriorating roads and bridges threaten to stifle economic growth and development. At news conferences in Birmingham and at the Business Council of Alabama in Montgomery, the Washington, D.C.-based research organization TRIP identified 20 transportation improvements that are needed to support economic …

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