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Nancy Hewston
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Legal Transparency Bill Approved by Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY—A legal transparency bill that is a top priority for the Business Council of Alabama in the 2013 legislative session has been approved by the legislature and now goes to Governor Robert Bentley’s desk for his consideration. HB 227 by Rep. Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, is landmark legislation …

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Senate works through Water Resources bill

Last week, the Senate began working through S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA). A final vote is expected later this week. WRDA, which was unanimously approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in late March, is critical to our nation’s manufacturers as it ensures …

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Online sales tax bill passes Senate, faces uncertain future in House

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 69-27 to pass S. 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill, which would allow states to collect taxes from online sales, sailed through the Senate with bipartisan support but faces a more complicated path in the House. The Senate bill and its House companion, …

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BCA files comments on proposed increases to ADEM’s permit fees

On Monday, the Business Council of Alabama filed comments on the permit fee increase rule proposed by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. As reported in last week’s Capital Briefing, the General Fund Budget, SB 143 by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, passed the House, and a conference committee has been …

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Statement from BCA President and CEO William J. Canary on SB 286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 25, 2013 “Over the course of this legislative session the BCA has continued to work with all parties involved in this issue:  the NRA, law enforcement, non-profits, the plaintiff’s bar, and other representatives from business and industry.  As we have stated before, three conditions were presented …

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BCA, ATN Announce Alabama’s Top Manufacturers for 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2013 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today the winners of the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year Awards at a luncheon ceremony at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa.  The BCA and ATN began the annual awards ceremony in 2000, …

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BCA President Comments on Committee Approval of SB 403

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 17, 2013 MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement following approval of SB 403 by the Senate Education Committee: “The Senate Education Committee today on a voice vote allowed fear to trump hope in rejecting Alabama’s high academic standards.  …

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Governor Robert Bentley Joins BCA, ATN to Recognize Alabama’s Top Manufacturers

MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today that 17 Alabama companies have been named as finalists for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Awards.  The winners will be announced at a luncheon tomorrow, Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa following …

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Statement from Business Council of Alabama on SB 286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 1, 2013 MONTGOMERY—After weeks of negotiating with representatives from business and industry, law enforcement, the plaintiff’s bar, non-profits and the NRA, the Business Council of Alabama has no choice but to oppose SB 286.  “At a time when the business community in all sectors should be focused …

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BCA Launches New Legislative App

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MARCH 14, 2013 MONTGOMERY— The Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday officially launched BCA Connect, a new app designed for iPhones and iPads to easily connect BCA members with members of the Alabama legislature and available free of charge on the iTunes store. BCA Connect is provided as a …

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