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Week Nine of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by the Protective Life Insurance Corp., featured Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, and Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, who discussed three legal reform bills that are important to the Alabama business community The pair kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 regular legislative session that …

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U.S. Chamber Concerned with Administration’s Final Rule that will Hurt Middle-America Savers

On Wednesday the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor released its final redefinition of a fiduciary rule under the Employee Retirement Security Act and initiated one of the biggest changes to the retirement system in the history of the 401(k). The rule will push Americans out of private investment accounts in …

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Back Forty Beer Named First-Ever Recipient of Business Council of Alabama Initiative Award

AUBURN, Ala. (April 8, 2016) – Concluding an unprecedented initiative that began last summer, Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden has been named winner of the “Small Business Game Changer” by the Business Council of Alabama and Auburn IMG Sports Marketing, Auburn University Athletics’ multimedia rights holder. The BCA aligned …

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BCA Condemns Effort by Attorneys General to Police Climate Change Dissent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 31, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today condemned efforts by a coalition of attorneys general to criminally investigate companies that dispute the science behind climate change. “This week’s …

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BCA Backs Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage Protection

The Business Council of Alabama has joined the Coalition to Save Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage by signing a letter that was sent this week to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt. The letter urges Slavitt to rescind proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage that is …

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Week Eight of the 2016 Session

General Fund Budget Passed, Governor Vows Veto; Infrastructure Alliance Drive-In Successful The eighth week of the 2016 regular legislative session saw passage or consideration of issues that are vital to the Alabama business community, including the 2016-17 General Fund budget. After meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, the House and Senate voted …

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Seventh Week of the 2016 Session

Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment Goes to Voters The midpoint of the 2016 regular legislative session saw legislative passage and consideration of important issues that are vital to the Alabama business community. The Senate on Thursday approved a right-to-work constitutional amendment, HB 37 by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham. The measure goes to …

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Alabama’s Congressional Delegation with Spirit of Enterprise

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored four members of Alabama’s U.S. House delegation with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of their support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. The four are U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville; Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile; Martha …

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BCA Commends Legislature for Passing Right to Work Constitutional Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today commended the Legislature for final passage of a proposed constitutional amendment that will further cement Alabama’s status as a right-to-work state. Voting one month ago today, …

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BCA Commends Committee Passage of Transportation Investment Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 17, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today lauded House committee passage of two bills designed to invest responsibly in Alabama’s infrastructure. The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee gave a favorable report to …

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