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The NAM Says Obama Overregulation will Cost Nearly $82 Billion, 155,000 Jobs

The National Association of Manufacturers on Thursday released a study that outlines the destructive legacy the Obama Administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees, and their communities. Regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union elections, and injury and illness reporting will cost …

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BCA Honors Congressman, Past BCA Chairman, and State Senator

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept. 22) – The Business Council of Alabama’s annual Chairman’s Dinner held Wednesday at the Sheraton Birmingham included recognition of outstanding federal and state legislators and a former BCA chairman. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, was the recipient of the Robert “Bubba” Lee Political Courage Award, and 2013 …

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Senate will Begin Voting on Funding Bill on Monday

The Senate gave unanimous consent Thursday to establish the first procedural vote Monday on a House appropriations bill to be used to pass a continuing resolution that keeps the government funded. As Sen. Richard Shelby surmised in a Wednesday conference call with Business Council of Alabama members, the Senate would …

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Déjà Vu as Short-Term Spending Bill Eyed

Congress’ primary job between now and Sept. 30 is to keep the government funded but with only 14 legislative working days between now and then, it will take some type of continuing resolution to authorize spending past the end of the current fiscal year. Back from its seven-week break and …

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New Report Indicates Alabama Can Lead the Nation

The Business Education Alliance of Alabama on Saturday revealed its third comprehensive white-paper research report at the Business Council of Alabama’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference. Conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, the report, entitled “Exceeding Expectations: Keys to Alabama Students Success,” takes an in-depth look at the factors necessary to see …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2016 Book Unfinished Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2016 book of state and federal activities, Unfinished Business, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of The Next New Start last year. Prepared by the BCA staff and published by the BCA Press, …

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Choosing Alabama’s Next State Superintendent

By William J. Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama and Joe Morton, Ph.D., Chairman and President of the Business Education Alliance of Alabama Whether it’s becoming a doctor, teacher, lawyer, pipefitter, welder, or automobile assembler, education is the key to filling tomorrow’s jobs. We support the State Board …

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BCA, U.S. Chamber Support National Standard for BioTech Food labeling Issue

Coalition for Safe Affordable Food-supported legislation passed by the House Thursday represents a major step forward in providing regulatory certainty and clear consumer information. The Business Council of Alabama was one of hundreds of affiliated businesses and industries that signed letters to Congress this week urging passage of biotech disclosure …

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The BCA Issues a Statement on the Passing of Garry Neil Drummond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 25, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Business Council of Alabama today issued a statement on the death today of BCA board of directors’ member Garry Neil Drummond, the chairman and CEO of Drummond Company Inc., in Birmingham. …

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