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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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Alabama Businesses are Hit Hard By Federal Regulations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a major study that shows the tremendous costs of ever-increasing regulations by the Obama Administration on not only Alabama business but also nationwide. In the study, Alabama was ranked 13th most affected by the impact of regulations on business, primarily environmental regulations and …

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And the Winner is….Mcaleer’s Office Furniture Co. In Mobile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 First-Ever Recipient for Business Council of Alabama Initiative Awarded Complimentary 2016 Alabama Football Sponsorship; Recognized During Tomorrow’s Spring Game TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (April 15, 2016) – Concluding an unprecedented initiative that rolled out eight months ago, McAleer’s …

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BCA Praises Passage of Responsible and Accountable Transportation Infrastructure Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 13, 2016) – The Business Council of Alabama praised the Legislature for today’s final passage of legislation that paves the way for the first new investment in Alabama’s road and bridge infrastructure …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Apr. 12, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – April 12, 2016 – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the …

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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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