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BCA Commends Legislative Leadership on Session’s First Half

“Not afraid to build foundations for change with the bricks that the status quo crowd has thrown at them.”  -William J. Canary The first half of the 2013 regular legislative session included accusations of shenanigans that caused fireworks in the Senate, the introduction of a controversial firearms bill, the beginning …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital Briefing and Washington Briefing have been published. (3/18/13-3/22/13)

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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House Health Committee chair sees Medicaid expansion as a possibility

The chairman of the House Health Committee today said that proposed Medicaid reforms could position Alabama to expand Medicaid and accept billions of federal dollars that would accompany an expansion. “I can see in the future if we can get a grip on this program and get it under control, …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital Briefing and Washington Briefing have been published. (3/11/13-3/15/13)

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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Two-year college chancellor touts workforce opportunities

Alabama’s two-year college system is a willing partner with business and industry for training and educating current and next-generation employees, Alabama Community College System Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich told the Business Council of Alabama’s board of directors. Heinrich, speaking Tuesday at the BCA board meeting, said “business and education are …

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Senator says omnibus gun bill won’t pass in its current form

The chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary committees addressed the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday and one of them predicted that the omnibus gun bill currently in the Senate won’t pass in its current form. Rep. Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, and Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, chairmen …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital Briefing and Washington Briefing have been published. (3/4/13-3/8/13)

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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Medicaid bills carried over for technical fine-tuning (UPDATED added link to BCA endorsement)

The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee today carried over three Medicaid bills that were written to help transform Medicaid in a more efficient and affordable health care network for recipients and taxpayers. Rep. Greg Wren, R-Montgomery, a member of the committee, asked to postpone action on HBs 370, …

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Senate Majority Leader: Method to pass school bill was necessary (UPDATE: Judge temporarily blocks bill’s transmittal to governor)

Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner on Tuesday told the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee that the way the Senate passed a controversial school flexibility and tax credit bill last week was necessary but he was ashamed of the unprofessional reaction by some. Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, said Senate majority …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital Briefing and Washington Briefing have been published.

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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