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Business Council of Alabama working ot advance state and federal agendas: guest opinion

The Business Council of Alabama’s 2015 State and Federal Legislative Agendas are reflected in this op-ed by William J. Canary, President and CEO of the BCA. Legislative agendas are approved each year by the BCA’s membership and carried out by the BCA staff. Read the full story here

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Water Policy: A Business Perspective

Like everything else in life, in order to grow, thrive, and remain healthy, businesses and citizens need easy and ample access to one of our planet’s most basic resources – water.  As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Water resources remain a very …

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Prison Reform Deserves Attention from State

That old saying, “A day of reckoning is fast approaching,” is so apropos when discussing Alabama’s seriously overcrowded prisons. Addressing solely the finances of prison reform, it would cost $840 million to build new prisons that would reduce Alabama’s prison capacity of 190 percent to just 100 percent. That $840 …

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Episode 8: Network Security for Small Businesses

Episode 8: Network Security for Small Businesses – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, speaks with Ron Perkins, the Vice President of Doozer Software about the challenges small business face in securing their networks and some simple steps they can take to accomplish it. Listen Now   …

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Episode 7: Alabama School Choice Movement

Episode 7: Alabama School Choice Movement – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, speaks with Emily Schultz, the Executive Director for the Alabama Coalition of Public Charter Schools and Duncan Kirkwood, the Alabama State Director for Alabama BAEO about the momentum for the passage of legislation that …

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Episode 6: The State of Small Business in Alabama

Episode 6: The State of Small Business in Alabama – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, speaks with Bill Cummins, Executive State Director of the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network about the state of small business in Alabama and the United States, and he will describe …

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Episode 5: Personal Liability for Unpaid Company Taxes

Episode 5: Personal Liability for Unpaid Company Taxes – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, speaks with Jeff Patterson of Jeff Patterson Law in Montgomery, AL about personal liability for unpaid company taxes, an important topic for any business owner or employee. Listen Now   Subscribe …

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Episode 4: Justice Reform in Alabama 2

Episode 4: Justice Reform in Alabama 2 – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, follows up with Andrew Barbee from the Council of State Governments Justice Center and State Senator Cam Ward of Alabaster about Justice reform in Alabama and specifically “Project Justice Reinvestment”. Listen Now …

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Episode 3: BEA’s Obstacles and Opportunities

Episode 3: BEA’s “Obstacles and Opportunities” – Billy Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, speaks with Dr. Joe Morton and Jay Love of the Business Education Alliance of Alabama about their recent report entitled “Obstacles and Opportunities.” Listen Now   Subscribe in another RSS reader

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Episode 1: Justice Reform in Alabama

Episode 1: Justice Reform in Alabama – A discussion with Sen. Cam Ward and Andrew Barbee from the Council of State Government’s Justice Center about the current state of Alabama’s prison system. This episode is the first in a continuing series on this topic. Listen Now Subscribe in another RSS reader

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