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The 2013 BCA Healthcare Conference concludes after dynamic presentations and Obamacare explanations

HOOVER – The Business Council of Alabama’s successful two-day Healthcare Forum of 2013 concluded Wednesday with an informative speech by the architect of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 along party lines by a divided Congress. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Obama’s former deputy chief of staff …

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David Perry speaks to crowd of more than 100 at the Tuscaloosa Partnership Summit

TUSCALOOSA – Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Monday in Tuscaloosa for the second of four planned Partnership Summit events to discuss job creation, education, and economic development. The Partnership Summit included about 100 business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders whose goals include …

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Fair Campaign Practices Act seminar to take place

The second seminar on the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act for the 2014 election cycle is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the State Capitol Auditorium in Montgomery. The first seminar was June 19 in Birmingham. A major change to the law affecting businesses was removal of the $500 campaign …

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Failing school scholarship tax credit schedule released

The State Department of Education and the Department of Revenue today announced administrative steps toward complying with the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 that allows student transfers from failing schools and creates tax credits for parents and for individual and corporate scholarship contributions. State School Superintendent Tommy Bice today identified …

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Medicaid regions have been released. (for now)

The Alabama Medicaid Agency today released a draft map of five geographical regions where Regional Care Organizations will provide essential Medicaid services through providers. The preliminary map could change after public hearings and Medicaid rule-making. The Business Council of Alabama supports Medicaid reform in order to control costs and ensure …

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Sen. Orr spoke to a full house at the first of four Partnership Summits

Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Wednesday in Decatur to discuss job creation, education, and economic development. Wednesday’s Partnership Summit included business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders who endeavor to make Alabama and their local communities great places to live, own businesses, work, …

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State leaders including Rep. Roby, agree with the BCA on control of education standards

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby who introduced the “Defense of State Authority Over Education Act” in May said that its language is part of an overall education bill sponsored by the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Roby, R-Ala., a member of the Committee on Education and …

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