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Alabama ethics commission director receives international ethics award

The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws earlier this month awarded Alabama Ethics Commission Director James L. Sumner Jr. the 2013 COGEL Award, the highest recognition by the international organization. Sumner received the award at COGEL’s 35th annual conference in Quebec, Canada. COGEL is an organization of federal, state, county, and …

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Early child care has $1 billion economic impact and long-lasting business benefits

Alabama’s early child care and education might be a $1 billion industry that creates 25,000 jobs but it has far-reaching effects on business, families, and society, according to a new study released Monday. The study conducted by Auburn University at Montgomery for the Alabama Partnership for Children says that early …

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Small Manufacturer of the Year gets an Air Force contract

Membership Spotlight GATR Technologies of Huntsville, the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network’s Small Manufacturer of the Year for 2013, has received an Air Force Research Laboratory contract for $1.5 million to build a Very Large Inflatable Satellite Dish, GATR said in a release. GATR Technologies, for …

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Survey: ACA rollout is unhealthy for manufacturers.

Skyrocketing health care costs and the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act are potentially unhealthy for manufacturers in the United States, a new survey by the National Association of Manufacturers/Industry Week reveals. The top business challenge for manufacturers in the United States is the increase in health care costs, …

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BCA to seek accountability and transparency in lawsuit lending

The Business Council of Alabama’s 2014 Legislative Agenda includes a position on lawsuit loans that have become a major issue for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform that seeks openness and transparency in a little-known but potentially abusive part of the legal landscape. The U.S. Chamber of …

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Alabama House Republicans release business-oriented 2014 agenda

Alabama House Republicans on Thursday, December 5, released their 2014 agenda that is heavy on business-friendly legislation that would streamline and even lower or eliminate some taxes for job creators. At a State House news conference, House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, and about eight Caucus members said the “Commonsense Conservative” …

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Auburn University to Host Student ‘Best’ Competition

Auburn University will host another outstanding competition this weekend but instead of football this one involves student robotic projects that will be featured at the two-day South’s BEST Robotics Championship scheduled for the Auburn Arena Saturday and Sunday. BEST, for Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology, is a non-profit, voluntary program …

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