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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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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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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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Third Week of 2016 Legislative Session

This week’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing was sponsored by Alabama Power Co. and featured House Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville. He outlined the upcoming House work schedule and explained his pending legislation to invest in Alabama’s roads and bridges. After falling short of votes last week, the …

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BCA Supported Bills Get Quick House Action in Second Week of 2016 Legislative Session

The House approved two bills that the Business Council of Alabama is supporting in the 2016 regular legislative session that has concluded its second week. The House on Tuesday passed HB 36, the Small Business Act sponsored by Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette, and HB 38, the Taxpayer Advocate bill sponsored …

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Business Groups Laud Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling

The Business Council of Alabama and its national partners are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian regulation that threatened industrial growth and jobs. The court 5-4 on Tuesday stayed the EPA’s carbon rule in a move that could delay the rule’s implementation …

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2016 Legislative Session Begins With Business Priorities on a Fast Track

The 2016 regular session of the Alabama Legislature began Tuesday and House committees got off to a fast start by taking up important legislation that is on the Business Council of Alabama’s legislative agenda. The first Tuesday Briefing of the session featured House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, who discussed swift …

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Business Council of Alabama Endorses U.S. Rep. Roby

The Business Council of Alabama on Thursday endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in her 2016 reelection bid. Roby was endorsed at the headquarters of Coleman World Group in Midland City by company President and CEO Jeffrey F. Coleman, and BCA President and CEO William Canary. Coleman is the BCA’s First …

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