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Congressional Budget Office says federal pay cuts could save billions

The government could save about $280 billion by 2023 by cutting the size of the federal workforce, spending less on pay raises and pensions, and adopting a more conservative inflation gauge to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for civilian retirees and other federal benefit program participants, the Congressional Budget Office said. Whether …

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U.S. House to Consider Energy Security Act on Wednesday; Support is Urged by BCA Members

The U.S. House on Wednesday is to consider H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, and Business Council of Alabama members are encouraged to contact their House members asking them to support the bill. The National Association of Manufacturers, which the BCA is the sole …

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Last Major Tax Code Revision Was in 1986

Congress might let dozens of tax breaks die on Dec. 31 as part of a move to revise the U.S. tax code, last changed significantly 27 years ago, Bloomberg reported last week based on interviews with lobbyists and analysts. Allowing the so-called tax extenders to die, at least temporarily, would …

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U.S. House of Representatives voting on FACT Act of 2013 today

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on H.R. 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013.  The FACT Act would provide much needed transparency to the asbestos  personal injury compensation system and is supported by a broad segment of the business community including the Business …

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IRS Extends Business Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit deadline for hiring qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through Dec. 31. The IRS said the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for hiring certain workers through the end of the year. …

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BCA Policy Committees Draft the 2014 Legislative Session Agenda

Business Council of Alabama policy committee members drafted the BCA’s legislative agenda for the 2014 legislative session during the 2013 Committee Leadership Days conference at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, covering issues from education to small businesses to taxes. The eight policy committees drafted BCA positions for the legislative session …

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