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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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Alabama continues to hold top five ranking for doing business

For the fourth consecutive year, Alabama has been ranked among the top five states nationwide for doing business. Area Development magazine on Friday published “2013 Top States for Doing Business” and said Alabama ranks fourth overall nationally and is a top-five state in 15 specific economic development categories, Governor Robert …

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House Speaker Hubbard speaks at the BCA and CCAA series finale

PRATTVILLE – The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama on Wednesday concluded its series of statewide meetings that highlighted their economic development and job creating partnership. The Partnership Summit at the Marriott Prattville Conference Center at Capitol Hill was the fourth this year. The …

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Kaiser Foundation releases video on health insurance changes

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has released a video explaining the changes to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act: The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act   This short video explains the basic changes in the way Americans …

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