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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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Medical, health-related bills advance in 2013 legislature

House and Senate bills that would allow certified registered nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives to prescribe certain controlled substances cleared separate steps toward passage today (4/24). A committee also cleared a medical provider conscientious objection bill. The House Health Committee approved SB 229 by Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper, and …

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Legislators outline the omnibus gun bill at the BCA government committee

Two House members who are deeply involved with the omnibus gun bill that is opposed by the Business Council of Alabama discussed the legislation that was the subject of a public hearing in the House today. Reps. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, and Jack Williams, R-Vestavia Hills, spoke to the BCA’s Governmental …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (4/15/13-4/19/13)

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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Legislative leadership chiefs of staff outline 2013 session’s past and future

The chiefs of staff to House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh reviewed the 2013 legislative session and outlined their expectations for the final one-third of the session that cannot last beyond May 20. Speaking to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee, Josh Blades, …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (4/8/13-4/12/13)

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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Repaying $437 million rainy day fund is education budget chairman’s priority

The chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee today told the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee that he wants the Alabama Trust Fund rainy day education account repaid as quickly as possible and he said a cigarette tax increase bears consideration to help state finances. Sen. …

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The House gives final approval of Red Tape Reduction Act

The House today gave final approval to the Red Tape Reduction Act, HB 101, by Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield. The House voted 94-0 to approve the version that passed the Senate. The House passed HB 101 on Feb. 12, it went to the Senate where it was substituted and amended, …

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In case you missed the BCA Webinar on Health Care Law and What Businesses Need to Know

If you are like many in the business community, you probably have questions about what the health care law means for you and your business. With so much information out there, it can be difficult to have a clear understanding of the changes in the law and how it applies …

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