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Capital Briefing for Week 2 of the 2017 Session

The House and Senate settled into their session routines this week with the Business Council of Alabama monitoring and acting on the business community’s legislative agenda that includes infrastructure, education, health care, legal reform, tax and fiscal policy, and other areas of interest. As of the second week in session, …

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Montgomery Senator Receives Business champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 15, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today presented state Sen. Quinton Ross with the Business Champion Award for passage of legislation that simplifies tax regulations by combining filing deadlines. Sen. Ross, D-Montgomery, in the 2016 legislative session sponsored Senate Bill 263 that …

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Capital Briefing for Week 1 of the 2017 Session

The 2017 regular legislative session began Tuesday with the Business Council of Alabama working on job creation, infrastructure improvement, education support, legal and regulatory reform, health-care industry stability, and tax and insurance fairness. “Companies and industries have poured over $24 billion of investment into Alabama, in our people and in …

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Jeff Sessions Becomes First Alabamian to Serve as U.S. Attorney General

President Donald Trump administered the oath of office Thursday to former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Mobile after his Wednesday Senate confirmation as U.S. Attorney General. “He’s a man of integrity, a man of principle and a man of total, utter resolve,” Trump said. “That resolve is what we need …

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BCA Comments on Injurious Legislative Tax Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today commented on a proposal by the Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus to seek new taxes through a process known as Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting. “The Business Council of …

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Congress, White House Move to Rescind Obama-Era Rules

The Associated Press reports House Republicans approved a measure on Wednesday to rescind Obama-era rules designed to protect streams by a vote of 228-194. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) said, “Make no mistake about it, this Obama administration rule is not designed to protect streams. Instead, it was an effort to regulate …

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Senator Shelby gets Committee Assignments

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala., has been named chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration in the 115th Congress. In addition to serving as the Rules Committee Chairman, Sen. Shelby will be the most senior Republican member on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, …

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Business Champion Award Goes to Right-to-Work Sponsor

BCA Vice President for Political Affairs, Regional Operations and Executive Director of ProgressPAC Nathan Lindsay, left, and Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past Chairman Paul Rogers, NobleBank & Trust, right, present state Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, with the Business Champion Award. (Contributed) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 25, 2017 …

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Congressman Byrne Named Chairman of Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., announced that U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, will serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections has jurisdiction over worker wages and hours, workers’ compensation, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the …

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U.S. Senator Sessions Withstands Grilling Over AG Nomination

Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions withstood shouting protesters and unseemly grilling by liberal Democrats during Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his selection by President-elect Donald Trump as U.S. Attorney General. “You know who I am. You know what I believe in. You know that I am a man of my …

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