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Ex-Im Workshops Planned for Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is hosting three training workshops next week for small businesses to learn how to effectively use the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The workshops on Reducing Risk & Unleashing Opportunity will be in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile, from 8 a.m. to 1 …

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2016 Legislative Session Summary

The 2016 Legislative Session Produced Strong Business and Education Results The 2016 regular legislative session that began Feb. 2 and concluded May 4 produced legislation that was a priority for the Alabama business community and saw successful blocking of legislation harmful to Alabama business. The Business Council of Alabama’s active …

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Week 13 of the 2016 Session

2016 Legislative Session Closes on Mixed Note This week’s finale of the 2016 regular legislative session included nearly unanimous bipartisan passage of Business Council of Alabama priority legislation that clarifies a court ruling concerning class-action lawsuits against businesses, another bill to extend the operational deadline for Medicaid Regional Care Organizations, …

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BCA Commends Alabama Legislature for Protecting Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today commended the Legislature for strong bipartisan passage of SB 270, the deceptive trade practices bill by Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City. “Senate Bill 270 will head …

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Week 12 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing sponsored by the Drummond Co. featured Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, who gave his overview of the last five days of the 2016 regular legislative session. The briefing was the final briefing of the 2016 regular legislative session. The House approved a controversial Senate bill …

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BCA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Labor’s Business Hindering Overtime Regulation

The Business Council of Alabama has joined 400 business, non-profit, and advocacy groups in signing a letter of support for the “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act” in the U.S. House and Senate. The coalition letter was sent to members of Congress urging passage of legislation to stop the Department of …

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BCA Statement on the Death of Former Alabama Chief Justice Perry Hooper Sr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 25, 2016 Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary said the entire Alabama business community is saddened by the news of the death of former Alabama Chief Justice Perry Hooper Sr. “Chief …

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Week 11 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by Vulcan Materials Co., featured Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, who discussed prison overcrowding and Medicaid funding. Rep. Rowe was introduced by Jeff Johnson, manager of lands and public affairs, Southern and Gulf Coast Division for Vulcan Materials Co. The House and Senate met Tuesday, Wednesday, …

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Business Groups Support Ozone Implementation Legislation

The Business Council of Alabama joined other business groups to support federal legislation that would extend the ozone standards deadline until 2025. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce circulated a letter in support of H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016,” which the BCA signed along with more than …

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Week 10 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by Vulcan Inc., featured House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, who urged bipartisan cooperation on issues such as economic development. Vulcan Inc. President and CEO Tommy Lee, the 2016 BCA chairman, introduced Rep. Ford. The House passed an amended Alabama Transportation Safety Fund bill on …

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