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Governor Announces High School Graduation Rate Goal is Ahead of Schedule and Coalition of Soft Skills Workplace Training for K-16 Students

Alabama’s goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020 is ahead of schedule, officials announced Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley said the 2014 graduation rate was 86 percent, a rate that state School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice said was not expected until 2018. At a Capitol …

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BCA Annual Meeting Caps a Successful 2014

Business Council of Alabama board members for 2015 and state and federal legislative agendas were approved this month during the BCA’s final meeting that closed out a successful 2014 and set the stage for 2015. “Overall it’s the most successful year we had,” said BCA Chairman-elect Marty Abroms. The BCA …

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Business Council of Alabama Expresses Concern Over Proposed EPA Clean Air Act Regulation

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary has submitted concerns over a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule that will cost Alabama businesses and consumers at least $5.2 billion in higher energy costs by 2020. “The EPA proposal, if finalized, would impose enormous costs and burdens on Alabama …

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Who’s Who of Entire U.S. Economy Urges Congress to Pass Tax Extenders

More than 500 organizations representing millions of individuals and the entire U.S. economy on Tuesday joined the Business Council of Alabama in urging Congress to pass needed tax extenders during the Lame Duck session currently under way. “These tax provisions are critically important to U.S. jobs and the broader economy,” …

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell Supports BCA Initiatives Including the Export-Import Bank, Road Funding, Skills Training and Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell today reiterated her support for important issues pending in Congress that are important to Business Council of Alabama members and the state. During a telephone conference call with BCA Governmental Affairs Committee members, Sewell said important issues include continuing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of …

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Alabama House Delegation Votes To Approve Keystone Pipeline; Senate Vote Scheduled Tuesday

Alabama’s seven members of Congress last week voted to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline and send the measure to the Senate. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, all voted for the House version of …

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BCA to EPA, Corps of Engineers: Ditch the Proposed WOTUS Rule

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today wrote the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the BCA opposes their goal of redefining the “waters of the United States” as an unneeded and unjustified expansion of federal authority. The BCA also …

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