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Senator Thanks BCA Committee Members for TBORII Passage

State Senator Roger Bedford today thanked Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members for successful passage of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation and for blocking efforts to repeal Common Core education standards. Bedford, speaking at the final Governmental Affairs Committee meeting of the 2014 regular legislative session, said …

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U.S. Representative expresses concern over OSHA auto-part supplier inspections

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has expressed concern that the Obama Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is targeting Alabama automobile plants for safety tours by inspection groups that will include union representatives. In a Thursday letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, Roby, R-Montgomery, said she is concerned about …

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Honda Alabama Celebrates Company’s 20 Million Hondas Made In The U.S.A.

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Honda Manufacturing of Alabama recently celebrated the assembly of the 20 millionth vehicle by Honda associates across the country. “There isn’t one particular vehicle that is being identified as the 20 millionth,” HMA Corporate Affairs and Communication Department Manager Ted Pratt told the …

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BCA Calls On Congress To Pass Critical Transportation Investment

The Business Council of Alabama and 30 Chambers of Commerce and similar statewide business associations has signed a position statement urging Congress to pass critical transportation infrastructure legislation. Congress faces a critical crossroads as it begins to discuss both the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund as well as …

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Ice Cream: It’s Not Just For Summer Anymore

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Blue Bell Creameries is featured in an al.com story about the creameries in Sylacauga where the secrets are told, like what is the favorite flavor of Blue Bell? Alabama finds Black Walnut and Butter Pecan as popular, but those are not the favorite. …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (3/17/14-3 21/14)

The Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business and is published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. It includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings and often features video interviews with …

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U.S. Senator Sessions Gives View From Washington At Chamber Breakfast

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions today spoke to Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce members and guests on national and international issues including government debt, the slow economic recovery, immigration, Alabama’s military base presence, and the United States’ reaction to Russia’s intervention in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Sessions, R-Mobile, spoke at …

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CCAA’s Arthur Discusses Economic Impact of Early Childhood Education

Last summer, the Alabama Partnership for Children commissioned M. Keivan Deravi, Ph.D. and Professor of Economics at Auburn University at Montgomery, to determine the economic impact of the early care and education industry on the economy of the state of Alabama. Findings from the report and the implications for the …

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Alabama’s newest member of Congress briefs BCA members on status of issues important to district and entire state

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, briefed Business Council of Alabama Federal Affairs Committee members on his first few months in the nation’s capital as the newest member of the Alabama congressional delegation today, touching on economic, military, and political issues. Byrne, elected in a December special election from the 1st …

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