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Nancy Hewston
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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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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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Advocacy Matters

Membership in the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) makes an important statement about who you are, your business and the value you place on our organization’s mission and goals. At the BCA, we feel that we do one thing very well – provide a unified voice for all Alabama businesses …

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Fighting for our Children’s Future

When the 2013 regular session of the Alabama Legislature convenes tomorrow, the Business Council of Alabama will be vigorously engaged on a number of issues from economic development to healthcare regulations to property rights and others. But perhaps no issue demands our lawmakers’ attention more than public education.  Many may …

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Applications Being Taken for Prestigious Manufacturing Awards Program

Applications are being taken for the 2012 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards program, presented by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network. This is the 13th year for the annual prestigious program, which over the years has come to be recognized as the premier Alabama event …

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