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Déjà Vu as Short-Term Spending Bill Eyed

Congress’ primary job between now and Sept. 30 is to keep the government funded but with only 14 legislative working days between now and then, it will take some type of continuing resolution to authorize spending past the end of the current fiscal year. Back from its seven-week break and …

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Obama Signs Anti-Manufacturing ‘Blacklist’ Rule

President Obama signed an executive rule on Aug. 25 that will drive another stake through the heart of world-leading American manufacturing by requiring firms to report past labor law violations in order to qualify for federal government contracts. The president signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, which …

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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer Addresses BCA Members in Conference Call

U.S. Gary Palmer this week updated Business Council of Alabama members about his efforts on federal spending and taxes, executive branch regulatory activity, and Social Security solvency. Rep. Palmer, R-Hoover, was elected in 2014 on a platform of working to reduce the number of federal regulations that stymy business growth, …

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BCA Creates Congressional Business Whip Subcommittee

The Business Council of Alabama has created a select subcommittee of the BCA’s Federal Affairs Committee consisting of members from across Alabama to promote Alabama business interests. The inaugural meeting of the Congressional Business Whip group was held Aug. 6 at the BCA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Point Clear. BCA …

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2016 Special Legislative Session on Lottery, Gaming, Medicaid, BP Spill Money Commences

The House elected Rep. Mac McCutcheon as House speaker on Monday to start the 2016 special legislative session called by the governor and the Alabama Legislature began committee hearings today on various lottery and gambling bills, including some designed to provide funding for the state’s General Fund and to prop …

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Southern Research Soars With New NASA Contract of Nearly $10 million

In a March interview, Southern Research President and CEO Art Tipton, Ph.D., discussed how the Birmingham research organization has been involved with space exploration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since NASA’s inception in the 1950s. “We have a very active history with NASA and manned space flight, initially …

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Seafaring and Shipping Support Jobs Await Recruits

Want to go to sea? Or maybe support seagoing vessels in welding, pipefitting, or plumbing jobs? There are numerous jobs in the maritime trade in the Mobile area that awaiting filling by qualified employees, Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said, and the department is launching an initiative to …

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The BCA’s Annual Conference Informed, Challenged, and Entertained

POINT CLEAR, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference held Aug. 5-7 included updates on important education efforts, legislative action, a national economic report, and informative and entertaining main speakers Louise Blais and Judy A. Smith. Blais, the Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, spoke on …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2016 Book Unfinished Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2016 book of state and federal activities, Unfinished Business, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of The Next New Start last year. Prepared by the BCA staff and published by the BCA Press, …

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