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One-stop tax system up and running

An optional Department of Revenue single-point tax payment system is now operational for Alabama retailers. Under a 2012 law, the filing of tax returns and paying city, county, and state sales and rental taxes can now be done at one electronic location, eliminating numerous tax reports. It’s called One Spot. …

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Alabama and Nation Observe National Manufacturing Day; BCA joins in observance

Alabama today (Friday, Oct. 4) observes National Manufacturing Day in recognition of the importance of product and equipment manufacturing on the state’s economy and to create awareness of the need for skilled labor and available job opportunities in manufacturing. Manufacturing accounted for $30 billion of the state’s $180 billion Gross …

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BCA’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner features Huckabee and Carson; Huckabee touts Common Core

Former Arkansas governor, television and radio host Mike Huckabee, and renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson headlined the Business Council of Alabama’s Chairman’s 2013 Dinner attended by more than 800 business leaders and elected officials Monday night at the Sheraton Hotel ballroom in Birmingham. Huckabee is the host of HUCKABEE on …

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Alabama Ranks No. 1 in Math, Science, and English Advanced Placement Score Increases

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said Wednesday that Alabama ranks No. 1 in percentage score increases in Advanced Placement exams over the last five years. Bice said that the number of Alabama public school students passing math, science, and English AP exams ranked No. 1 among the 50 …

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BCA Signs Multi-State Chamber of Commerce Energy Exploration Letter to EPA Administrator

The Business Council of Alabama has signed a multi-state organization letter urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to allow states to conduct their own hydraulic fracturing energy development policies. The letter initiated by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Council was signed by BCA President and CEO William …

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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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