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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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Senate Leader Promotes Teacher Raises, Mentoring, and School Evaluations

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh told Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing today that he supports business and education collaborating to improve education in order to ensure that students are ready for the workplace or their continued education. Marsh described his yet-to-be-introduced “Rewarding Advancement in Instruction and Student Excellence …

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Congresswoman Martha Roby

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today at the Business Council of Alabama endorsed Alabama Second District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in her 2016 reelection bid. Rob Engstrom, the U.S. Chamber’s Senior Vice president, Political Affairs and Federation Relations, and National Political Director, endorsed Roby, R-Montgomery, at the BCA’s office. “We …

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2016 Legislative Session Begins With Business Priorities on a Fast Track

The 2016 regular session of the Alabama Legislature began Tuesday and House committees got off to a fast start by taking up important legislation that is on the Business Council of Alabama’s legislative agenda. The first Tuesday Briefing of the session featured House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, who discussed swift …

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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Rep. Roby

The Business Council of Alabama on Thursday endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in her 2016 reelection bid. Roby was endorsed at the headquarters of Coleman World Group in Midland City by company President and CEO Jeffrey F. Coleman, and BCA President and CEO William Canary. Coleman is the BCA’s First …

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