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Trip Pittman keynotes Spanish Fort Partnership Summit

SPANISH FORT – Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Tuesday in Spanish Fort for the third of four planned Partnership Summit meetings to discuss education, job creation, and economic development. The Partnership Summit included business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders whose goals include …

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Children’s of Alabama Expansion in Birmingham Gets Energy and Environmental Design Award

The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized Children’s of Alabama’s Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham for its energy conservation expansion that opened a year ago this month. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award is for the hospital’s design and its use of sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally …

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Alabama Accountability Act’s parental choice is an extension of the civil rights movement (Opinion article from the Rev. H.K. Matthews)

“The public schools deserve our greatest respect, and not just for their heroic efforts to educate our children. It was, for many years, one of the few ladders of economic opportunity for African Americans. “But public education is not a system of buildings or employees—it’s a goal, an ideal. Despite …

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New Campaign Finance Law and Resources to Help Follow Them

Timely explanations of the new Fair Campaign Practices Act that took effect Aug. 1 are available in video and hard copy presentations. The FCPA update includes revisions since 2010, a discussion of the Voting Rights Act case that originated in Shelby County, and a new FCPA calendar of deadlines. The …

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Sponsors supported a successful “BCA 2013” Governmental Affairs Conference

Another Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Conference that concluded Sunday at Point Clear was successful thanks to the 34 sponsors of the annual summer event. The conference at the Marriott Grand Hotel on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay began with a welcome reception Aug. 16 and concluded Aug. …

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“The Pillars of Progress” has been released

The Business Council of Alabama today unveiled its fifth book in a series of annual accounts, Pillars of Progress. The electronic version can be downloaded here. It archives in 14 chapters how the BCA is working to make economic development and education the pillars of Alabama’s free market success. In …

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Accountability Act scholarship rules are posted, tax credits are allowed up to $25 million a year

The Alabama Department of Revenue in Montgomery on Thursday will hold public hearings on nine new proposed tax rules related to the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, including tax deductions for student scholarships. The ACA allows scholarship donations to approved organizations and state income tax credits for certain amounts. The …

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BCA signs letter in support of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

The National Association of Manufacturers has written members of the U.S. House seeking support of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013. The letter of support was signed by the Business Council of Alabama and dozens of other groups. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of …

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BCA CEO William J. Canary to speak at education readiness forum in D.C.

The forum held on July 31 and sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Center for American Progress in partnership with ReadyNation is titled: “Oh the Places We’ll Go: Benefits of Investing in Childhood Education.” Canary will be part of a panel on “Starting Smart: Investing in …

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