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BCA Announces Search Criteria for New President and CEO

Business Council of Alabama President & Chief Executive Officer Duties and Responsibilities The Business Council of Alabama (“BCA”) is seeking to fill the position of President & CEO with a qualified individual who will represent Alabama’s business community on the state and national levels. Qualified applicants must possess strong leadership …

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Voter Registration Deadline is May 21 for the June 5 Primaries

The Business Council of Alabama urges Alabama voters to exercise their right and obligation to vote in each election cycle including the upcoming June 5 Democrat and Republican party primaries. The last day to register to vote in the June 5 primaries is the close of business on Monday, May …

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Guest Blog: Alabama Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

On March 28, 2018, Alabama joined the other forty-nine states by enacting a ground-breaking new data breach notification law – one of the most comprehensive in the nation. The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which will go into effect on June 1, 2018, contains three (3) basic requirements: Covered …

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Alabama Sets Record Employment, Low Unemployment

We have come to the end of yet another year, and the beginning of a new one. Every year at this time, I like to take a look back at what has been accomplished regarding our economy and the status of our state’s job market. I’m proud to say that …

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One of Alabama’s greatest assets is Richard Shelby

One of Alabama’s greatest assets is its senior United States Senator Richard Shelby.  He is now Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and has served in recent years as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee. More importantly, Senator Shelby is one of the more senior …

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Now’s Your Chance to Support Scholarship Funding for Deserving Alabama Children

We are Alabama. We celebrate the success of our industry, businesses and of course our football. However, there are thousands of disadvantaged kids that, despite having big dreams and capabilities, will be excluded from these opportunities. How many more children do we lose from under-education, dropping out, and even bullying? …

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American Idol Returns to Alabama

Alabamians will have another chance at becoming a part of the state’s long and respected musical history when the spotlight shines on the Shoals at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 7 with auditions for a new season of “American Idol.” The Shoals will host auditions for the singing …

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Longitudinal Data System is a Necessary Step to Improve Education

Alabama does not have an education system designed to educate all children. It never has. But, the possibility of laying the foundation for one is closer than ever. A state longitudinal data system (SLDS), while a seemingly confusing policy topic, is a necessary step to creating a well-functioning education system. …

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Taxpayer Hotline Established for Complaints Against Private Auditing and Collection Companies

Alabama law allows local government entities—counties and cit-ies—to contract out certain government tax-auditing and collection func-tions to private, for-profit companies. Many counties and cities have cho-sen to do so, with results for some Taxpayers being very problematical. Last year, in Act 2016-406, the Alabama Legislature required the es-tablishment of a …

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2016 was a Good Year for Alabama’s Workforce and 2017 can be even Better

By Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary, Alabama Department of Labor We’re at the beginning of another year, and ready to see continued improvement in our economy.  At the Alabama Department of Labor, we are busy wrapping up the facts and figures for 2016.  There were many improvements last year, and I’d like to let …

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