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Statement from BCA President and CEO William J. Canary on SB 286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 25, 2013 “Over the course of this legislative session the BCA has continued to work with all parties involved in this issue:  the NRA, law enforcement, non-profits, the plaintiff’s bar, and other representatives from business and industry.  As we have stated before, three conditions were presented …

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BCA, ATN Announce Alabama’s Top Manufacturers for 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2013 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today the winners of the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year Awards at a luncheon ceremony at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa.  The BCA and ATN began the annual awards ceremony in 2000, …

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BCA President Comments on Committee Approval of SB 403

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 17, 2013 MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement following approval of SB 403 by the Senate Education Committee: “The Senate Education Committee today on a voice vote allowed fear to trump hope in rejecting Alabama’s high academic standards.  …

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Governor Robert Bentley Joins BCA, ATN to Recognize Alabama’s Top Manufacturers

MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today that 17 Alabama companies have been named as finalists for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Awards.  The winners will be announced at a luncheon tomorrow, Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa following …

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Statement from Business Council of Alabama on SB 286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 1, 2013 MONTGOMERY—After weeks of negotiating with representatives from business and industry, law enforcement, the plaintiff’s bar, non-profits and the NRA, the Business Council of Alabama has no choice but to oppose SB 286.  “At a time when the business community in all sectors should be focused …

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BCA Launches New Legislative App

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MARCH 14, 2013 MONTGOMERY— The Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday officially launched BCA Connect, a new app designed for iPhones and iPads to easily connect BCA members with members of the Alabama legislature and available free of charge on the iTunes store. BCA Connect is provided as a …

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BCA Endorses Recommendations in Medicaid Advisory Commission

March 7, 2013 Dear Governor Bentley, The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) endorses the recommendations outlined in the final report of the Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of over 750,000 working Alabamians through its member companies.  We thank …

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BCA Statement on Alabama Accountability Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FEBRUARY 28, 2013 MONTGOMERY—BCA board chairman Carl Jamison, a shareholder at JamisonMoneyFarmer, P.C. in Tuscaloosa, issued the following statement following the passage of the Alabama Accountability Act: “BCA fully supports flexibility and although the conference committee added additional measures, any options for students in failing schools that …

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BCA Statement on Legislation to Repeal Alabama College and Career Ready Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FEBRUARY 27, 2013 MONTGOMERY—BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement on legislation designed to repeal the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in November 2010: “The Alabama College and Career Ready Standards are vital in preparing …

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Statement from BCA President and CEO on School Flexibility Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FEBRUARY 26, 2013 MONTGOMERY—BCA president and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement in support of HB 84: “This legislation is a giant step forward that will enhance our education and skills delivery system. Educators and local schools systems need the flexibility to match each unique …

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