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Dana Beyerle
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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (5/20/13-5/24/13)

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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2013 legislative session ends on positive note

The 2013 legislative session that began Feb. 5 literally lasted until the last minute Monday night with final passage of an important legal transparency bill and included early passage of a red tape reduction bill that were priorities of the Business Council of Alabama. “We’re pleased with government-efficiency and red-tape …

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High Academic Standards Survive the Session

The House Rules Committee this morning defeated Senate Joint Resolution 109 and closed the book on any attempt to repeal Common Core education standards, at least for this legislative session. SJR 109 by Sen. Dick Brewbaker, R-Pike Road, would have urged the state Board of Education to refrain from accepting …

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BCA supports comprehensive immigration reform

The Business Council of Alabama has signed a U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter to Congress in support of comprehensive immigration reform that is currently being considered. In fact, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today began another round of considering markups, or amendments. The BCA joined hundreds of other professional organizations …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (5/6/13-5/10/13)

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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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (4/29/13-5/3/13)

The Capital Briefingis 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 top …

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Former U.S. Representative and Florida Attorney General Testifies at Judiciary Committee Meeting

Former U.S. Representative and Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum visited Montgomery on Wednesday to testify at a public hearing before a joint House and Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on SB 134 and HB 227, which would limit the amount of contingency fees private attorneys could be paid when working on …

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Medicaid overhaul bill advances in Senate

The House Health Committee on a voice vote on Tuesday favorably reported the Medicaid overhaul bill, SB 340, by Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper. The bill goes to the full House and is in place for possible final consideration on Thursday. Reed and the sponsor of the House version, Rep. Jim …

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Governor Bentley’s legislative director summarizes the 2013 legislative session

Governor Robert Bentley’s legislative director today summed up the 2013 regular legislative session for the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee. With five legislative days remaining in the scheduled 30-day session, Legislative Director Blaine Galliher said most of the BCA and the administration’s important issues have passed or are …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (4/22/13-4/26/13)

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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