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Nancy Hewston
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Week 3 of the 2019 Session

The House and Senate used three legislative days in a busy week that saw House passage of the highly anticipated economic development bill, public hearings on lottery bills, and increased funding for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) advance as part of the General Fund budget. With seven legislative …

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Governor Proposes to Restore ADEM funding

Governor Kay Ivey released her budget proposals this week. The governor included a major boost to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), increasing ADEM’s allocation to $4 million. The BCA joined Alabama’s leading business and agriculture groups in urging the Alabama legislature to restore funding for ADEM. In a …

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Governor Signs Rebuild Alabama Act into Law

 After four years of hard work, Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed the Rebuild Alabama Act into law. The Alabama Senate had voted to approve the infrastructure plan on a bipartisan 28-6 vote earlier in the day, and the Alabama House of Representatives passed it with a bipartisan 84-20 …

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BCA Issues Statement on Rebuild Alabama Act being Signed into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMER, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt today released this statement following Governor Kay Ivey signing the Rebuild Alabama Act: “Today is a terrific day for the state of Alabama,” said BCA …

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Governor Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan Advances Through Legislature

The Alabama House of Representatives today passed Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan, a three-bill package sponsored by Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa. The legislation will provide much needed additional funding to enhance and improve Alabama’s transportation system at both the state and local levels. Business Council of Alabama President …

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Big 5 Chambers and CCAA Join The BCA in Support of The Rebuild Alabama Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The “Big 5 Chambers” of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) united with the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) today to urge their support for Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama bill.  The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), Chamber …

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David Cole and Molly Cagle join BCA Government Affairs Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today announced David Cole has been named senior vice president of governmental affairs and Molly Cagle has been named vice president of governmental affairs. “David and Molly bring a wealth of experience and have proven track …

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BCA Commends Governor Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today praised Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan. Her plan will provide much needed additional funding to enhance and improve Alabama’s transportation system at both the state and local levels. “The road to our future …

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President Trump Says He will Sign Budget Extension but will Declare Emergency on Wall

The Senate and then the House passed a spending bill to avert another government shutdown on Friday but the bill gives President Donald Trump less than he demanded for a border wall. He said he’ll declare an emergency to get additional funds for a barrier, Bloomberg reported. “The bill contains …

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Shelby Says Border Talks are Progressing

The Wall Street Journal reports that lawmakers are working on details of border security funding as a way to stave off another government shutdown, possibly next week. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, after a meeting at the White House on Thursday, said President Trump is eager for the committee …

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