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Alabama Senators Vote for $716 Billion Defense Bill

Alabama’s two U.S. senators voted Wednesday to send the Fiscal 2019 defense bill to President Trump for his signature. U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Doug Jones, D-Mountain Brook, were among the 87-10 majority voting on H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds U.S. military activities beginning Oct. …

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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Talks Politics, Defense, Tax Cuts, and More at Chamber Breakfast

Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers hit the Washington, D.C., highlights at Tuesday’s Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast. The Business Council of Alabama is a co-sponsor of the chamber breakfasts. U.S. Rep. Rogers, R-Saks, spoke of the pending 2018 farm bill, the December 2017 tax cut, reversing regulations on …

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Ninety Five Percent of BCA-Backed Candidates Advance to November General Election

Business Council of Alabama-endorsed candidates who won Tuesday’s primary runoffs join June 5 primary winners on the road to November’s general election. Including June 5 and Tuesday’s runoffs, 105 of 116 of ProgressPAC-endorsed candidates – 95 percent – were successful. ProgressPAC is the political arm of the BCA. “Tuesday’s runoff …

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Governor Names Alabama Workforce Council Leaders

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Business Council of Alabama members Tim McCartney and Sandra Koblas to lead the Alabama Workforce Council. Governor Ivey named McCartney as chairman and Koblas as vice chair. McCartney served as president of McCartney Construction in Gadsden and Koblas is human resources director with Austal …

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Voter Registration Deadline is May 21 for the June 5 Primaries

The Business Council of Alabama urges Alabama voters to exercise their right and obligation to vote in each election cycle including the upcoming June 5 Democrat and Republican party primaries. The last day to register to vote in the June 5 primaries is the close of business on Monday, May …

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Governor Ivey Lauds Selection of New Alabama Military Stability Foundation Executive Director

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey congratulated the Alabama Military Stability Foundation for selecting Robert La Branche of Huntsville to head the foundation that works to ensure the stability of Alabama’s military resources. “I commend the Alabama Military Stability Foundation on their selection of Robert La Branche to serve as …

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U.S. Chamber Conveys Spirit of Enterprise Awards to Senator Shelby and U.S. Representatives Palmer, Roby

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., left, receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Sisson. (Contributed) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mobile this week conveyed a Spirit of Enterprise Award to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. U.S. Chamber Southeast Region Manager Brince Manning …

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Congresswoman Martha Roby Addresses Montgomery Constituents, Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby today at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast updated chamber members and guests on state and national issues. Rep. Roby, R-Montgomery, touched on the tax cut, regulatory rollback, and military and farm issues. Rep. Roby serves on the House Committee on Appropriations …

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Alabama Labor Department Schedules Spring and Summer Job Fairs

The Alabama Department of Labor has scheduled free job fairs throughout the state in May and June including two in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Some of these allow on-line registration and are conducting on-site interviews. Employers who wish to participate in a job fair and men and women seeking employment should register …

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New Report Reveals Alabama’s Path to Best Future Workforce

ReadyNation, a skilled workforce-building organization, this week released a report that highlights the connection between postsecondary education and developing the workforce that Alabama needs now and will in the future. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary has served on the ReadyNation Advisory Board. At the BCA and Alabama Technology …

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