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Fayette Rep. Kyle South Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 22, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Fayette County Rep. Kyle South received the Business Champion Award today for his successful sponsorship of small business tax relief legislation that enables businesses to hire new employees. In the 2016 legislative session, the Fayette Republican sponsored HB 36, the Alabama Small …

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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – House Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole received the Business Champion Award today for his commitment to improving Alabama’s public education. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary, West Alabama Chamber President and CEO Jim Page, who is a BCA board …

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Representative Matt Fridy Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Shelby County Rep. Matt Fridy received the Business Champion Award today for his expert handling of legislation to curb the proliferation of deceptive-trade practices class-action lawsuits that could have slipped into court due to a technical ruling by a federal appellate court. …

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Senator Cam Ward Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Shelby County Sen. Cam Ward received the Business Champion Award today for sponsorship of legislation to regulate lawsuit lenders and bring stability and fairness to the tort process. The award was presented by Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. …

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U.S. Chamber Calls for Fewer Regulations

A twist on the old saying is if it’s broke, fix it. That’s the opinion of U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue’s 2017 Growth Agenda. Donohue said an unelected fourth branch of government – the regulatory branch – is holding our small business sector back while imposing …

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Capital Briefing for Week 2 of the 2017 Session

The House and Senate settled into their session routines this week with the Business Council of Alabama monitoring and acting on the business community’s legislative agenda that includes infrastructure, education, health care, legal reform, tax and fiscal policy, and other areas of interest. As of the second week in session, …

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Montgomery Senator Receives Business champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 15, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today presented state Sen. Quinton Ross with the Business Champion Award for passage of legislation that simplifies tax regulations by combining filing deadlines. Sen. Ross, D-Montgomery, in the 2016 legislative session sponsored Senate Bill 263 that …

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Capital Briefing for Week 1 of the 2017 Session

The 2017 regular legislative session began Tuesday with the Business Council of Alabama working on job creation, infrastructure improvement, education support, legal and regulatory reform, health-care industry stability, and tax and insurance fairness. “Companies and industries have poured over $24 billion of investment into Alabama, in our people and in …

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Jeff Sessions Becomes First Alabamian to Serve as U.S. Attorney General

President Donald Trump administered the oath of office Thursday to former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Mobile after his Wednesday Senate confirmation as U.S. Attorney General. “He’s a man of integrity, a man of principle and a man of total, utter resolve,” Trump said. “That resolve is what we need …

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BCA Comments on Injurious Legislative Tax Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today commented on a proposal by the Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus to seek new taxes through a process known as Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting. “The Business Council of …

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