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Failing school scholarship tax credit schedule released

The State Department of Education and the Department of Revenue today announced administrative steps toward complying with the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 that allows student transfers from failing schools and creates tax credits for parents and for individual and corporate scholarship contributions. State School Superintendent Tommy Bice today identified …

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Medicaid regions have been released. (for now)

The Alabama Medicaid Agency today released a draft map of five geographical regions where Regional Care Organizations will provide essential Medicaid services through providers. The preliminary map could change after public hearings and Medicaid rule-making. The Business Council of Alabama supports Medicaid reform in order to control costs and ensure …

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Sen. Orr spoke to a full house at the first of four Partnership Summits

Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Wednesday in Decatur to discuss job creation, education, and economic development. Wednesday’s Partnership Summit included business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders who endeavor to make Alabama and their local communities great places to live, own businesses, work, …

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State leaders including Rep. Roby, agree with the BCA on control of education standards

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby who introduced the “Defense of State Authority Over Education Act” in May said that its language is part of an overall education bill sponsored by the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Roby, R-Ala., a member of the Committee on Education and …

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Helpful tax information for Alabama small businesses

While members of Congress are investigating one aspect of the Internal Revenue Service’s operations another section of the IRS is going about its business offering tax information for businesses. In its latest edition of IRS e-News for Small Businesses, the federal tax agency has information about claiming the home office …

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Congressman says Internet sales tax bill is likely to come up this summer

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama told a Montgomery Chamber of Commerce group this morning that the Senate-passed Internet sales tax bill should come up in the U.S. House of Representatives later this summer. The U.S. Senate on May 6 passed the Internet sales tax bill, properly named the Marketplace …

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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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