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BCA Endorses Bolin and Wise for Alabama Supreme Court

POINT CLEAR, Ala. – The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed two statewide judicial candidates who are up for election in 2016.  Both are currently associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court: Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael F. Bolin …

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Alabama, Florida and Georgia Join Forces to Fight Government Overreach

ATLANTA – July 14, 2015 – Managing water resources in southeastern states has, for too many years, been a contentious and divisive issue.  Rarely have there been opportunities for state chambers of commerce from Alabama, Florida and Georgia to unite in support of a water resource management issue that will …

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BCA mourns passing of Rep. Dan Williams of Athens

The Business Council of Alabama issued the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. Dan Williams of Athens, who died today: “Dan was a dedicated member of the Alabama House of Representatives and before that an advocate for the citizens of Athens whom he served as the mayor of Athens …

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Sen. Cam Ward Receives “First” Business Champion Award

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today presented Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, with the “first” Business Champion Award.  BCA President and CEO William J. Canary presented the award at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s “Community Luncheon” held today at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena …

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BCA Praises Legislature for Reversing Alabama Supreme Court’s “Innovator Liability” Decision

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today praised the Alabama Legislature for giving final passage to SB 80, by Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, which overturns the Alabama Supreme Court’s adoption of a novel legal theory that could have could have hurt Alabama’s businesses and the state’s business climate. …

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BCA Comments on Senate Committee Vote to Repeal Alabama’s Education Standards

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following the 5-3 vote of the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee to favorably report SB 101 by Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, that would repeal Alabama’s College and Career-Ready Standards: “This issue was …

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American Hero to Headline BCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner

MONTGOMERY—The chairman of the Business Council of Alabama today announced that Robert O’Neill will be the keynote speaker at the BCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner that will be held on October 6 in Birmingham. “Robert O’Neill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time, and we are …

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BCA Mourns the Passing of Marty Sullivan

MONTGOMERY–The President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama today issued a statement following news of the death of Marty Sullivan, the former long-time Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the BCA.  Marty served the BCA for more than a decade.  “We are deeply saddened by Marty’s death …

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BCA Commends Alabama Legislature for Passing Charter School Legislation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement Wednesday evening following passage of the School Choice and Student Opportunity, Senate Bill 45: “I applaud the House and Senate for having the bold leadership to pass this important legislation so quickly in …

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BCA Comments On School Choice Bill Ahead of House Vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement ahead of Wednesday’s expected House vote on the School Choice and Student Opportunity “Very simply, we think parents should have a choice” Canary said. “It’s not the silver bullet, but it’s one more …

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