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Week Two of the 2020 session

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT A KEY ISSUE FOR LT. GOVERNOR AINSWORTH Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth headlined BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee briefing on Tuesday and shared the progress he and his office have made on issues such as workforce development and growing Alabama’s military industry. On workforce development, Lt. Governor Ainsworth highlighted the …

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Week One of the 2020 session

The Business Council of Alabama kicked off the 2020 Legislative Session by hosting Governor Kay Ivey at the BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee briefing on Tuesday, where she spoke about the successes achieved last year working together with the private sector. “In bipartisan efforts and collaboration, we have been able to …

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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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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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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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Week 6 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week 6 saw both bills to lower the age for truck drivers advance and the Senate passed a lottery bill and an unemployment compensation bill. The Alabama House had filed 502 bills and the Senate 329 bills. The …

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Week 5 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week five saw the economic development bill head to the governor’s desk, the introduction of bills to lower the age for truck drivers, and unemployment compensation bills advance. The Alabama House had filed 482 bills and the Senate …

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Week 4 of the 2019 Session

This week the legislature used two legislative days that saw House passage of the General Fund budget with restored funding for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Senate committee passage of an unemployment compensation reform bill as well as the economic developer exemption bill. With nine legislative days …

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