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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Sen. Luther Strange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama has endorsed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in the special primary election runoff for the U.S. Senate. “The Business Council of Alabama is proud to endorse U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in his …

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BCA Member Trey Glenn Named EPA Region 4 Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced the appointment of Business Council of Alabama member and former Alabama environmental agency director Trey Glenn as EPA Region 4 administrator. Glenn, an environmental engineer with 22 years of environmental and …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2017 Book Time and Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 14, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2017 book of state and federal activities, Time and Again: The Courage to Remain Consistent, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of Unfinished Business last year. Prepared …

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BCA Commends Governor’s Appointment of Will Sellers to Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 25, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today issued the following statement upon the news that Governor Kay Ivey had appointed William B. Sellers as an Associate Justice to the Alabama Supreme Court: “Justice Sellers is well-positioned to …

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Senate Votes to Saddle Alabama Businesses with Obamacare-Style Tax Hike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate today voted 33-1 to pass an Obamacare-style tax hike mandating health insurance plans to cover certain treatments for autism spectrum disorder. The bill would mandate coverage for autism therapies even though the overwhelming majority of policyholders who will pay for …

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BCA Applauds Governor Ivey’s Appointment of Lyn Stuart as Chief Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 26, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today issued the following statement upon the news that Governor Kay Ivey had appointed Associate Justice Lyn Stuart to be Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court: “Chief Justice Stuart has …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. In addition, BCA partner Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association unveiled the …

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BCA Comments on Infrastructure Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 13, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today issued the following statement following House Bill 487 being carried over: “It’s been a quarter-century since Alabama last increased its infrastructure investment and we understand that change …

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BCA Cheers Trump Announcement to Revive Export-Import Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. –Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William Canary today issued a statement praising the announcement by the Trump Administration that the president would fill two vacancies on the agency’s five-member board. The two vacancies have prevented the bank from having a …

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BCA Applauds House Committee for Advancing Infrastructure Bill to House Floor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 11, 2017) – The Business Council of Alabama today praised members of the House Transportation, Utilities & Infrastructure Committee for favorably reporting HB 487, by Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa. HB 487 is legislation that will provide much-needed additional funding to enhance …

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