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BCA Supports House-Passed Technical Education Reauthorization

In May, the Business Council of Alabama signed a letter to congressional leaders urging reauthorization of the Perkins Act, which the House did on Thursday. The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act reauthorizing the education initiative is intended to bolster technical education for specialized job skills. Last overhauled in 2006, it aims …

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President’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Alabama Governor Ivey Promises Cooperation

After meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey addressed Alabama’s opportunity to participate in his infrastructure plan that has been released. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we are ready to hit the ground running once the federal infrastructure plan …

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BCA Praises Governor Ivey’s Emphasis on Legislative Cooperation to Ensure Alabama’s Infrastructure Readiness

Governor Kay Ivey attended Thursday’s White House infrastructure meeting hosted by President Trump and promised to work with the Alabama Legislature to ensure Alabama is ready to take advantage of the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we …

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GOP Chair: Details on Trump Infrastructure Plan Expected in June

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee said he expect details soon on President Trump’s infrastructure plan, which the administration outlined broadly in its budget proposal this week. According to preliminary reports, states would be required to have matching money in order to get federal …

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Capital Briefing for Week 13 of the 2017 Session: Sine Die

Politics dominated the 2017 session of the Alabama Legislature that adjourned Sine Die on Friday. The session that saw the resignation of the governor included passage of an autism medical insurance coverage mandate that will cost businesses and policyholders millions of dollars a year and, by design, will leave Alabama’s …

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Administration Infrastructure Plan to be Released Soon, Alabama Could Hit a Dead End

With the failure of the Alabama prison construction bill to pass in the 2017 regular legislative session, expect a special session to resume the attempt to forestall federal intervention in Alabama’s overcrowded prisons. A special session would be the opportune time to resurrect the Alabama infrastructure investment attempt in order …

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Capital Briefing for Week 12 of the 2017 Session

With the 2017 Legislature having completed its 12th week, the tempo and end-of-session tactics increased as both bodies head to the potential May 22 finale. The House slowed activity for two days with the reading of HB 571, the House legislative district reapportionment bill, but the bill was passed on …

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Congressman Rogers Says States Need Match for Federal Highway Funding

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, brought information from Washington, D.C. to his district in Montgomery at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast at the Alabama Activity Center this week. Rep. Rogers, who represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District, mentioned President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan that will require …

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House Passes Obamacare Repeal

Six of Alabama’s seven members of Congress voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare, the 7-year-old government-mandated health insurance system that disrupted a working medical insurance system and increased costs. The vote sent H.R. 1628 to the Senate. Passage is a victory for Republicans, who reacted. “Today I voted for, and the …

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Capital Briefing for Week 11 of the 2017 Session

The Legislature started down the home stretch in the 11th week of the session beginning with the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing featuring Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper. Sen. Reed advised that there are two budgets still to pass prior to the session-end deadline of May 22 – the …

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