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Regulatory relief bill passes House committee, good for business

Alabama businesses are one step closer to seeing regulatory relief from state government thanks to the Red Tape Reduction Act, or HB 101, sponsored by Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, which passed out of the House State Government Committee on Wednesday. If passed, this bill would be a huge victory for …

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House Committee Approves School Flexibility Act

The House Education Policy Committee today gave a favorable report to HB 84, known as the Local Control School Flexibility Act. Sponsored by Rep. Chad Fincher, R-Mobile, the bill would provide local school systems the ability to request more flexibility from certain state statutes, policies and regulations in order to …

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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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