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Quinvarlio “Quin” Kelly is serving as a BCA Summer 2019 intern

The BCA is pleased to announce Quinvarlio “Quin” Kelly is serving as a summer 2019 intern. Quin is a 2018 graduate of Stillman College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. As a student, he served as president of the Student Government Association and was selected by his …

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Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday after completing a four-day week and concluded its 28th legislative day. Last week, Governor Kay Ivey held two bill signing days and publicly signed many bills, one being the bill to lower the age to obtain a commercial drivers license. It was a busy …

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Sherry Wu Joins BCA for Summer 2019 Internship

The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce that Sherry Wu will be joining us for the Summer 2019 term. Sherry is a rising junior at Yale University double majoring in global affairs and economics, with a specific interest in education and healthcare equality. She serves as an undergraduate admissions …

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Week 10 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 24th legislative day this week. Emotions ran high as time is running out to pass critical bills. The lottery bill failed in the House, and the General Fund Budget has been sent to conference committee to negotiate the Children’s Health Insurance Program …

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Week 9 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 21st legislative day this week. In what is believed to be one of the final weeks of the session, several bills made their way to the governor, including a bill to lower the age for commercial truck drivers. By the end of …

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Coalition Commends Legislature for Passage of Bill to Lower the Age for Truck Drivers

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Leah Garner (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama along with the Alabama Beverage Association, the Alabama Farmers Federation, the Alabama Retail Association, the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA), the Alabama Trucking Association, …

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Week 8 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 18th legislative day this week.  Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, with the support of Governor Kay Ivey proposed replacing the Alabama State School Board with a new board that would be appointed by the governor. By the end of 18th …

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Week 7 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week 7 saw Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, appointed chairman of the Joint Transportation Committee, House passage of a bill to lower the driving age for a commercial driver’s license, and the unemployment compensation bill moves one step closer …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the 2019 Manufacturer of The Year (MOTY) winners during an awards luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. The Manufacturers of the Year …

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