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U.S. Chamber Urges Push to Get Tax Reform Over Goal Line

The House and Senate are discussing a compromise tax bill and hope to get it to President Trump’s desk by the end of the year. Alabama’s two U.S. senators voted for the Senate version and all Republican members of Alabama’s House delegation voted for their version. The U.S. Chamber of …

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Tax Reform is Nearing Completion; We want your thoughts

The U.S. House and Senate have passed their versions of tax reform legislation, an historic endeavor that might not come around for another generation. Early Saturday, the Senate voting 51-49 passed its version of the legislation, which had previously passed the House. Alabama’s two U.S. senators, Richard Shelby and Luther …

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Small Businesses Could Win Big from Senate Vote on Tax Reform

The U.S. Senate at week’s end pushed the tax bill to an inevitable vote and included a popular provision for small businesses. Senate Republicans agreed to boost the deduction for pass-through businesses from 17.4 percent to 23 percent, The Hill reported. Many small businesses are so-called pass-through businesses that don’t have …

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Architect Charles Williams & Associates Has Designs for the Future

Meet one of the newest members of the Business Council of Alabama – Charles Williams II. He is the second generation in business with his father, Charles Williams, founder, owner, and CEO of Charles Williams & Associates Inc., a family owned architectural service firm in Birmingham that provides design, project …

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House Passes GOP Tax Reform Bill 227-205

The House on Thursday voted to narrowly pass the Republican tax reform bill with 13 House Republican Members joining Democrats in opposition. No Democrats supported the bill. According to Politico, “The legislation would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent starting next year, down from 35 percent. It sets …

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Answering an Employment Question Served a BCA Member Well

Business Council of Alabama member Selena A. Rodgers Dickerson was on a job interview when she was asked where she wanted to be in five years. It’s a pretty standard question asked of a prospective employee. While her answer was not a standard answer, it was the right one. “I …

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2018 Manufacturer of the Year Awards Nomination Process Begins

The nomination deadline for the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center in downtown Montgomery on April 18 is fast approaching. The deadline to nominate a worthy manufacturer is Jan. 10, 2018, and self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit an application to become a …

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U.S. House Passes Rep. Byrne’s Small Business Bill

The U.S. House this week passed U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne’s “Save Local Business Act,” which he introduced to roll back National Labor Relations Board vague and expansive joint employer standards that will give small businesses and their employees peace of mind knowing they cannot be held responsible for actions of …

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Gov’s Chief of Staff Speaks Openly About Events Surrounding Unusual and Historic Transition of Power at BCA’s Pathways to Policy Summit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey’s chief of staff today gave Business Council of Alabama Pathways to Policy committee members an insider’s look at events on April 10 when Ivey became Alabama’s 54th governor. Chief of Staff Steve Pelham said although then-Lt. Gov. Ivey had a transition plan because Governor …

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House Tax Plan Would Cut Corporate Income Tax Rate by 43 Percent

The House income tax bill introduced Thursday would permanently cut the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, a decrease of 43 percent. The tax cut would immediately ensure a more competitive American business climate when compared with businesses in foreign countries that have tax rates as …

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