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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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Representative Terri Collins Receives Business Champion Award

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary, fourth from left, presents Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, the BCA’s Business Champion Award during a ceremony today at the State House for her leadership and commitment to improving Alabama’s economic climate and education system. From left: Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of …

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BCA Praises Rep. McCutcheon’s Bill to Invest in Alabama Roads and Bridges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 15, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 15, 2016) – The Business Council of Alabama’s leadership today praised the introduction of legislation designed to generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges. Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, introduced the legislation, …

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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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