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Supreme Court upholds passage of the Alabama Accountability Act

The Alabama Supreme Court today unanimously threw out a lawsuit filed earlier this year over the way the Legislature passed the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 that allows flexible school rules and income tax credits for families of students transferring from certain failing schools in order to attend other public …

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BCA Manufacturing Advocacy Council co-chairman attends SGA conference, where regional cooperation was recommended

Business Council of Alabama Manufacturing Advocacy Council Co-Chairman Ronnie Boles attended the recent 2013 annual meeting of the Southern Governors’ Association in Louisville, Ky., and participated in Monday’s session on regional manufacturing cooperation. Boles, owner of General & Automotive Machine Shop in Huntsville, is a member of the BCA Board …

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The BEA wrote an op-ed for al.com

The Business Council of Alabama recently announced the formation of the Business and Education Alliance of Alabama, commonly known as BEA, to provide guidance and offer solutions to the challenges of providing a well-trained workforce. Dr. Joe Morton, who is an educator with four decades of experience and served for …

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Alabama continues to hold top five ranking for doing business

For the fourth consecutive year, Alabama has been ranked among the top five states nationwide for doing business. Area Development magazine on Friday published “2013 Top States for Doing Business” and said Alabama ranks fourth overall nationally and is a top-five state in 15 specific economic development categories, Governor Robert …

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House Speaker Hubbard speaks at the BCA and CCAA series finale

PRATTVILLE – The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama on Wednesday concluded its series of statewide meetings that highlighted their economic development and job creating partnership. The Partnership Summit at the Marriott Prattville Conference Center at Capitol Hill was the fourth this year. The …

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Kaiser Foundation releases video on health insurance changes

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has released a video explaining the changes to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act: The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act   This short video explains the basic changes in the way Americans …

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Trip Pittman keynotes Spanish Fort Partnership Summit

SPANISH FORT – Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Tuesday in Spanish Fort for the third of four planned Partnership Summit meetings to discuss education, job creation, and economic development. The Partnership Summit included business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders whose goals include …

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Children’s of Alabama Expansion in Birmingham Gets Energy and Environmental Design Award

The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized Children’s of Alabama’s Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham for its energy conservation expansion that opened a year ago this month. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award is for the hospital’s design and its use of sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally …

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Alabama Accountability Act’s parental choice is an extension of the civil rights movement (Opinion article from the Rev. H.K. Matthews)

“The public schools deserve our greatest respect, and not just for their heroic efforts to educate our children. It was, for many years, one of the few ladders of economic opportunity for African Americans. “But public education is not a system of buildings or employees—it’s a goal, an ideal. Despite …

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