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Week 10 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by Vulcan Inc., featured House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, who urged bipartisan cooperation on issues such as economic development. Vulcan Inc. President and CEO Tommy Lee, the 2016 BCA chairman, introduced Rep. Ford. The House passed an amended Alabama Transportation Safety Fund bill on …

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Week Nine of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by the Protective Life Insurance Corp., featured Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, and Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, who discussed three legal reform bills that are important to the Alabama business community The pair kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 regular legislative session that …

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Week Eight of the 2016 Session

General Fund Budget Passed, Governor Vows Veto; Infrastructure Alliance Drive-In Successful The eighth week of the 2016 regular legislative session saw passage or consideration of issues that are vital to the Alabama business community, including the 2016-17 General Fund budget. After meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, the House and Senate voted …

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Seventh Week of the 2016 Session

Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment Goes to Voters The midpoint of the 2016 regular legislative session saw legislative passage and consideration of important issues that are vital to the Alabama business community. The Senate on Thursday approved a right-to-work constitutional amendment, HB 37 by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham. The measure goes to …

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Sixth Week of the 2016 Session

The House-passed $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund budget that was sent to the Senate contains important business-sought appropriations including an additional $14 million for voluntary Pre-K for Alabama 4-year-olds. Following passage of the budget, the House approved a pay raise measure for teachers and support personnel. The House on Tuesday …

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Productive Fifth Week of the 2016 Session

Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama including a right-to-work constitutional amendment advanced this week in committees and on the House and Senate floors. HB 37, the right-to-work constitutional amendment by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, is a priority on the BCA’s 2016 …

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Fourth Week of the 2016 Session

One-third of the 2016 regular legislative session is in the books. Thursday was the 10th working day of the session, which cannot last beyond 30 working days. Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama gained traction this week in committees and on …

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Third Week of 2016 Legislative Session

This week’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing was sponsored by Alabama Power Co. and featured House Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville. He outlined the upcoming House work schedule and explained his pending legislation to invest in Alabama’s roads and bridges. After falling short of votes last week, the …

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BCA Supported Bills Get Quick House Action in Second Week of 2016 Legislative Session

The House approved two bills that the Business Council of Alabama is supporting in the 2016 regular legislative session that has concluded its second week. The House on Tuesday passed HB 36, the Small Business Act sponsored by Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette, and HB 38, the Taxpayer Advocate bill sponsored …

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2016 Legislative Session Begins With Business Priorities on a Fast Track

The 2016 regular session of the Alabama Legislature began Tuesday and House committees got off to a fast start by taking up important legislation that is on the Business Council of Alabama’s legislative agenda. The first Tuesday Briefing of the session featured House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, who discussed swift …

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