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Sixth Week of the 2016 Session

The House-passed $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund budget that was sent to the Senate contains important business-sought appropriations including an additional $14 million for voluntary Pre-K for Alabama 4-year-olds. Following passage of the budget, the House approved a pay raise measure for teachers and support personnel. The House on Tuesday …

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Alabama’s Senior U.S. Representative Shares Thoughts About GOP Primary

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt was an additional bonus speaker today at the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. Rep. Aderholt, R-Haleyville, in Montgomery for meetings, was invited to attend the Tuesday Briefing. He is in his 10th term and serves on the important House Appropriations Committee and chairs the subcommittee …

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Should Alabama “Ban the Box”? State Senate Minority Leader Says Yes

Alabama Senate Minority Leader Quinton Ross spoke today at the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. Sen. Ross, D-Montgomery, talked about the remainder of the 2016 regular legislative session. This morning’s briefing was sponsored by the Montgomery Chamber. The House and Senate reconvene today for the 13th working day of the …

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BCA Congratulates Members of Congressional Delegation on Primary Wins

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary congratulated BCA-endorsed federal candidates who won their primaries on Tuesday. The BCA-endorsed candidates were U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville. …

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Productive Fifth Week of the 2016 Session

Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama including a right-to-work constitutional amendment advanced this week in committees and on the House and Senate floors. HB 37, the right-to-work constitutional amendment by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, is a priority on the BCA’s 2016 …

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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

March 2, 2016: State Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, second from left, is presented the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award at the entrance to the House of Representatives chamber. From left are: Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Poole; BCA President and …

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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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