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ProgressPAC Endorses Van Smith in House District 42 Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC, the Business Council of Alabama’s political action committee, has endorsed farmer and retired educator, Autauga County Commissioner Van Smith in the Alabama House District 42 special primary election scheduled August 20, ProgressPAC Chairman John Mazyck …

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Launching astronauts to space from the U.S. starts in Alabama

Alabama’s role in the space program was on full display last month in Decatur. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Dual Engine Centaur and first stage Booster that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule departed ULA’s Decatur facility. The rockets were loaded into …

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Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday after completing a four-day week and concluded its 28th legislative day. Last week, Governor Kay Ivey held two bill signing days and publicly signed many bills, one being the bill to lower the age to obtain a commercial drivers license. It was a busy …

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Week 10 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 24th legislative day this week. Emotions ran high as time is running out to pass critical bills. The lottery bill failed in the House, and the General Fund Budget has been sent to conference committee to negotiate the Children’s Health Insurance Program …

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Week 9 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 21st legislative day this week. In what is believed to be one of the final weeks of the session, several bills made their way to the governor, including a bill to lower the age for commercial truck drivers. By the end of …

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Business Council of Alabama Names Mississippi State University Sophomore to BCA Internship

  The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce Reagan Clark is serving as an intern for the summer 2019 term. Reagan is a rising sophomore at Mississippi State University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish and made the President’s list and the Dean’s list. At …

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Coalition Commends Legislature for Passage of Bill to Lower the Age for Truck Drivers

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Leah Garner (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama along with the Alabama Beverage Association, the Alabama Farmers Federation, the Alabama Retail Association, the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA), the Alabama Trucking Association, …

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Week 8 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 18th legislative day this week.  Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, with the support of Governor Kay Ivey proposed replacing the Alabama State School Board with a new board that would be appointed by the governor. By the end of 18th …

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Week 7 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week 7 saw Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, appointed chairman of the Joint Transportation Committee, House passage of a bill to lower the driving age for a commercial driver’s license, and the unemployment compensation bill moves one step closer …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the 2019 Manufacturer of The Year (MOTY) winners during an awards luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. The Manufacturers of the Year …

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