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Dodd-Frank Rollback Goes to House

U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Doug Jones, D-Mountain Brook, voted Wednesday to pass bipartisan legislation that would reverse some of the regulations passed in the wake of the 2009 financial crisis. The Senate voted 67-31 to reverse portions of the law known as Dodd-Frank, the Associated Press reported. Alabama’s …

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Week 10 of the 2018 Session

Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, chairman of the Senate Confirmations Committee, and Rep. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva, chairman of the House Technology & Research Committee, spoke at the final Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing scheduled for the 2018 regular legislative session. They discussed compromise legislation to encourage high-speed Internet service that will …

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High-Speed Internet Service Will Enable Rural Alabama Infrastructure Development

State Sen. Clay Scofield and Rep. Donnie Chesteen are the Legislature’s leading advocates of pending legislation that will encourage development of high-speed Internet service to rural Alabama. Without effective high-speed Internet, or broadband service, rural Alabama’s infrastructure will be unable to attract jobs, they said. Sen. Scofield, R-Guntersville, and Rep. …

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Hard Work, Dedication, Training Pay Off for Tuscaloosa Small Business Owners

Business Council of Alabama members Misty and Lee Garrison started a small business in Tuscaloosa last year and can offer some advice on success: have the right idea, dedicate yourself, constantly train, and use your experience. The Tuscaloosa couple founded BloGo Blow Dry Bar & Salon, a haven where clients …

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Week 9 of the 2018 Session

The chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees were the speakers at this week’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. They urged business community support for juvenile- and adult-justice system reforms. Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Rep. Jim Hill, R-Moody, chairman of the …

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Senator Shelby is Expected to Lead Appropriations Panel

Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the expected next chairman of the Appropriations Committee, will slide into the role with a short time frame to finish work before the new fiscal year. The current chairman, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has announced his retirement effective in April after more than 45 years in …

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Public Comment Window on Affordable Energy, Jobs, and Economic Growth Continues Through Friday

Brent Greenfield, vice president of policy for the Consumer Energy Alliance, speaking in Montgomery, urged support for a U.S. Department of Interior draft national offshore oil and gas leasing proposal. Comments are allowed through Friday. (Contributed) A national advocate for energy consumers and Alabama’s energy industry at a Thursday news …

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Alabama Business Urged to Support Affordable Energy, Jobs, and Economic Growth

One of the Business Council of Alabama’s priorities for 2018 is to work for sound energy and environmental policies consistent with continued economic growth in Alabama. Reliable, affordable energy is vital to both Alabama’s industries and its households. Currently, the federal government is conducting a major review of federal waters …

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Senate, House Judiciary Committee Chairs Urge Business Support for Adult, Juvenile Justice Reforms

The chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees were the speakers at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing and they urged business community support for juvenile and adult justice system reforms. Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Rep. Jim Hill, R-Moody, chairman of …

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Week 8 of the 2018 Session

Steve Pelham, chief of staff to Governor Kay Ivey, spoke at this week’s Tuesday Briefing that was sponsored by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, one of The Partners with the BCA and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Pelham discussed Alabama’s low unemployment rate and record employment, and …

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