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New EPA Rule Will Threaten Manufacturers’ Competitive Advantage

Clear Indication Administration Fundamentally Against “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy  Washington, D.C. – The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) President and CEO William J. Canary and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statements in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standard for existing …

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BCA, ATN Announce Alabama’s Top Manufacturers for 2014

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. Begun in 2000, the BCA and ATN awards ceremony has attracted Alabama dignitaries and manufacturing leaders to …

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BCA President Commends Governor on TBOR II Signing

“Gov. Bentley deserves credit for showing his support early by saying that he would sign the legislation into law if presented to him.”   MONTGOMERY— Updating the original 1992 Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights has long been a goal of the Alabama business community. A majority of states had adopted some …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases First Round of 2014 Endorsements

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014   MONTGOMERY – ProgressPAC, the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama, today announced the first round of endorsements for the 2014 campaign cycle during a board of directors meeting in Montgomery.  Under consideration were candidates for constitutional offices, legislative seats, the State …

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BCA President Expresses Opposition to SB 443

MONTGOMERY—Because of ongoing efforts to revert to 20th Century education standards, Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement opposing SB 443: “SB 443 amounts to a significant usurpation of power by the Legislature. It is simply wrong,” said BCA’s President and CEO William …

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BCA President Applauds Senate for Passing Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II

MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement after the Senate passed HB105, the Alabama Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II:  “Alabama taxpayers finally can claim victory with today’s passage of TBOR II. For years, the Business Council of Alabama has been working on behalf …

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BCA Mourns Death of Pamela Burnham, former board member

MONTGOMERY–The Business Council of Alabama family is mourning the passing of former BCA board member Pamela Burnham, who died February 6.  She served as the executive director of the Saraland Chamber of Commerce for 16 years and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama board of …

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Canary Testifies in Support of the Alabama Future Workforce Initiative, calls bill a ‘no-brainer’

MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified before the House Ways and Means Education Committee today in support of HB384, the Alabama Future Workforce Initiative, sponsored by Rep. Mac Buttram, R-Cullman. The legislation would authorize limited tax credits for personal or corporate donations to a dual-enrollment …

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Canary: Legislature should leave alone Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards

The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is underway, and while a number of important issues are being debated and discussed, perhaps no issue has garnered more attention or been the source of more misinformation than Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards. These standards, which were put into place by …

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Canary speaks at annual commerce meeting

By Josh Bergeron, Selma Times-Journal A group of heroes gathered Thursday at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center. During the Selma-Dallas County Centre For Commerce’s annual meeting, Business Council of Alabama President Billy Canary called attendees heroes for work already accomplished, but challenged them to strive to continue improving the …

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