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Alabama’s Senior U.S. Representative Shares Thoughts about GOP Primary

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, in Montgomery for meetings, was invited to attend this week’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. Rep. Aderholt, R-Haleyville, is in his 10th term and serves on the important House Appropriations Committee and chairs the subcommittee on agriculture. Bringing the Tuesday Briefing audience up to speed …

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Sixth Week of the 2016 Session

The House-passed $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund budget that was sent to the Senate contains important business-sought appropriations including an additional $14 million for voluntary Pre-K for Alabama 4-year-olds. Following passage of the budget, the House approved a pay raise measure for teachers and support personnel. The House on Tuesday …

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Senator Greg Reed Receives Business Champion Award

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, second from right, receives the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award, from left, BCA President William J. Canary and Bevill State Community College Dean of Students Kim Ennis, and Chamber of Commerce of Walker County President Linda Lewis, right FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March …

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BCA Applauds Governor’s Appointment of Nix to Lead New Office of Minority Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 9, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary applauded Governor Robert Bentley’s announcement today that he has created the Office of Minority Affairs and appointed Nichelle Nix as the first …

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BCA Congratulates Members of Congressional Delegation on Primary Wins

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary congratulated BCA-endorsed federal candidates who won their primaries on Tuesday. The BCA-endorsed candidates were U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville. …

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Productive Fifth Week of the 2016 Session

Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama including a right-to-work constitutional amendment advanced this week in committees and on the House and Senate floors. HB 37, the right-to-work constitutional amendment by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham, is a priority on the BCA’s 2016 …

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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

March 2, 2016: State Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, second from left, is presented the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award at the entrance to the House of Representatives chamber. From left are: Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Poole; BCA President and …

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Fourth Week of the 2016 Session

One-third of the 2016 regular legislative session is in the books. Thursday was the 10th working day of the session, which cannot last beyond 30 working days. Bills important to the business community and actively supported by the Business Council of Alabama gained traction this week in committees and on …

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BCA Releases March 1st Congressional Endorsements

On Tuesday, March 1, Alabama voters will head to the polls to cast their votes in 2016 Republican and Democratic federal and state primaries. The Business Council of Alabama is proud to present our list of 2016-endorsed federal candidates for the primary election cycle. U.S. Senate: Richard Shelby As chairman …

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Speak Out: HB37 protects right to work in Alabama

Article I of Alabama’s 1901 Constitution guarantees certain unique rights. In addition to mirroring guarantees in the U.S. Bill of Rights, our governing document bestows many other rights. Missing, however, is the important and fundamental right to work and provide for our families. The Alabama Legislature is working to correct …

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