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Legislature’s Longest-Serving Member Addresses BCA Tuesday Briefing

Senate Rules Chairman Jabo Waggoner answered his first legislative roll call in 1966 as a young House member. After a hiatus from 1984 to 1990, Waggoner returned to the Legislature as a state senator and has served as Senate Minority Leader, Senate Majority Leader, and now, Senate Rules Committee Chairman. …

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Seventh Week of the 2016 Session

Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment Goes to Voters The midpoint of the 2016 regular legislative session saw legislative passage and consideration of important issues that are vital to the Alabama business community. The Senate on Thursday approved a right-to-work constitutional amendment, HB 37 by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham. The measure goes to …

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Alabama’s Congressional Delegation with Spirit of Enterprise

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored four members of Alabama’s U.S. House delegation with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of their support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. The four are U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville; Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile; Martha …

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How a ‘stealth organization’ in Alabama is quietly solving the world’s hardest problems

It’s October 1941. Alabama headlines follow the war in Europe and Asia. On Oct. 11, less than two months from U.S. entry into the World War II, the Alabama Research Institute is formed in Birmingham with the challenge to produce innovative research for the South. An early contract is with …

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House Education Budget Chair Addresses Teacher Pay Raises, Pre-K funding, and Increases for Other Programs

House Ways and Means Education Committee Chairman Bill Poole addressed today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing that was held at the midpoint of the 2016 legislative session. Speaking on the 15th day of the session that cannot last beyond 30 working days, Rep. Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, said the House is …

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17th Annual MOTY Awards on April 12 to Highlight Manufacturing Accomplishments

This year’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon is just around the corner at the Alabama Activity Center in downtown Montgomery. While nomination and entry deadlines have passed for the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Awards, seats now can be purchased online for the April 12 awards’ luncheon that begins …

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

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, in Montgomery for meetings, was invited to attend this week’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. Rep. Aderholt, R-Haleyville, is in his 10th term and serves on the important House Appropriations Committee and chairs the subcommittee on agriculture. Bringing the Tuesday Briefing audience up to speed …

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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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