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Nancy Hewston
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Innovator Liability, Take Two

The Wall Street Journal Innovator Liability, Take Two A state supreme court takes a needed second look at bad precedent. The Alabama Supreme Court put businesses on edge in January when it endorsed a theory of innovator liability that would allow plaintiffs lawyers to sue manufacturers over products they didn’t …

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Montgomery Advertiser Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education

The Montgomery Advertiser Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education “The quality of public education has enormous implications for Alabama’s economic prospects, so a serious, committed alliance of education and business interests could be a great asset for the state. We hope the organization being formed by the …

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Morton and Love to Lead New Education Reform Foundation Backed by Business Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  AUGUST 17, 2013 POINT CLEAR — Former State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton and former State Rep. Jay Love were announced as the leaders of the Business and Education Alliance (BEA), a new, non-profit education reform foundation that was unveiled at the Business Council of Alabama’s annual …

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BCA Endorses Judicial Candidates in Five Statewide Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 16, 2013 POINT CLEAR—The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed five statewide judicial candidates who are up for election in 2014.  All five are current members on one of three appellate courts:   ·         Supreme …

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U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner’s retirement from congress is effective today

Today marks the final day of Congressman Jo Bonner’s ten and a half years representing Alabama’s First District.  He is leaving to become vice chancellor of the University of Alabama System. While there is not a more perfect fit for the University, his retirement leaves big shoes for his successor …

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BCA President Comments on Departure of Senior Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary today praised the significant work of Anita L. Archie, BCA’s senior vice president for intergovernmental affairs and advocacy and legal advisor.  Archie, who joined BCA in January 2010, will be leaving to serve as executive assistant to …

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BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision

BCA President Comments on Delay of Affordable Care Act Provision FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement following the announcement by the White House to delay the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act: “This delay is a common …

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BCA President Praises Pre-K Expansion Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—Following the announcement by Gov. Robert Bentley this morning that Alabama’s highly successful pre-kindergarten program was expanding to more than 1,500 4-year olds around the state, BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement in support of the expansion: “Alabama’s voluntary First Class Pre-k …

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Dr. Ben Carson and Governor Mike Huckabee to Headline BCA’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—The chairman of the Business Council of Alabama on Wednesday announced that world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ben Carson and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be the keynote speakers at the BCA’s annual 2013 Chairman’s Dinner that will be held on …

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Alabama Automotive Manufacturers See Sales Increases, Set Records in May

Alabama’s automotive manufacturers have all seen sales increases and some new records for the month of May.  AL.com business reporter Stan Diel has a rundown of production at Mercedes-Benz in Vance, Honda in Lincoln and Hyundai in Montgomery: Mercedes-Benz posts fifth straight month of record sales in U.S. By Stan …

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