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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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School Flexibility Bill on the Goal Line

The Senate today after a brief filibuster and a successful cloture petition passed HB 84, the Local Control School Flexibility Act sponsored by Rep. Chad Fincher, R-Semmes. The bipartisan vote was 26-7, but the Senate-amended bill was returned to the House where it originated for consideration. Fincher opposed the Senate …

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Chairman Emeritus of the Business and Education Alliance, Dr. Joe Morton Testifies on College and Career Ready Standards

Thank you for the opportunity to speak before the Joint Committees on SB 190 and HB 254.  I am Joe Morton.  From January 2004 until September 2011, I served as state Superintendent of Education and was the state Superintendent in 2010 when the Common Core State Standards for English Language …

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House Rules Chair Addresses BCA Governmental Affairs Committee

House Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon updated the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today on separate workplace gun and school standards legislation pending in the 2013 legislative session. McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, is in his second legislative term but his first regular session as chairman of the powerful, agenda-setting Rules …

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Capital Briefing (2/18/13-2/22/13)

Published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature, the Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business. It also includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings, and often features video interviews with top …

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Senate Education Committee approves school flexibility bill

After successfully fending off dozens of potential amendments, the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday favorably reported HB84, the Local Control School Flexibility Act of 2013. The committee reported the bill 5-3 with one abstention, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. The House passed HB84 by Rep. Chad Fincher, …

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Holley legislative consolidation bill loses in cloture vote

After four days of consideration, the Senate on Tuesday voted to carry over a bill that would have consolidated legislative support operations under the control of a handful of House and Senate members. Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, introduced SB122 to consolidate Senate and House operations. After four legislative days and …

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Senate Minority Leader Vivian Figures speaks to BCA Governmental Affairs Committee

State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile introduced herself Tuesday (Feb. 19) to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee as the new Senate Minority Leader for the remainder of the 2010-14 legislative term. “I was elated and looking forward to coming here,” she said. Figures explained her vision …

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Capital Briefing (2/11/13-2/15/13)

Published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature, the Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business. It also includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings, and often features video interviews with top …

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