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Nasa Gets New Administrator

Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Thursday got a new boss when the Senate voted 50-49 along party lines to confirm U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma as National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator. All Senate Republicans voted to confirm Bridenstine and all the Democrats and both independents voted against …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Marcus Paramore in House District 89 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18,  2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed Troy City Council President Marcus Paramore in the House of Representatives District 89 June 5 Republican primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp announced. ProgressPAC is the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama. …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the 2018 Manufacturer of The Year winners during an awards luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. The Manufacturers of the Year in the large, medium, and small manufacturer categories, respectively, are ADTRAN Inc. in …

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BCA Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Statement from Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William Canary, who worked in the White House under President George H.W. Bush, on the death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: “I was blessed to have known this beautiful person. From the many campaigns, the opportunity given …

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ProgressPAC Makes Dual Endorsement in Supreme Court Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed both Justice Brad Mendheim and Judge Sarah Stewart in the Alabama Supreme Court, Place 1, June 5 Republican primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp announced today. ProgressPAC is the political arm of the Business …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Attorney General Steve Marshall in Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – ProgressPAC has endorsed Attorney General Steve Marshall in the June 5 Republican attorney general primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp announced. The ProgressPAC board of directors voted to endorse Marshall because of his character and his support of issues that are important …

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Final Week of the 2018 Session

The Legislature completed its 2018 regular session on Thursday, departing early in order to campaign for the June 5 primaries. The session that began in January lasted 26 legislative days, four fewer than the 30 days allowed for a regular session. Legislators introduced 922 bills during the session. The Legislature …

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Week 11 of the 2018 Session

The Legislature completed its 11th week in regular session on Thursday, working three legislative days in preparation for the session’s probable finale next week. Through the 23rd legislative day, legislators have introduced 526 bills in the House and 396 in the Senate. The Legislature will reconvene on Tuesday for the …

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Dodd-Frank Rollback Goes to House

U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Doug Jones, D-Mountain Brook, voted Wednesday to pass bipartisan legislation that would reverse some of the regulations passed in the wake of the 2009 financial crisis. The Senate voted 67-31 to reverse portions of the law known as Dodd-Frank, the Associated Press reported. Alabama’s …

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Week 10 of the 2018 Session

Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, chairman of the Senate Confirmations Committee, and Rep. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva, chairman of the House Technology & Research Committee, spoke at the final Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing scheduled for the 2018 regular legislative session. They discussed compromise legislation to encourage high-speed Internet service that will …

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