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Week 8 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 18th legislative day this week.  Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, with the support of Governor Kay Ivey proposed replacing the Alabama State School Board with a new board that would be appointed by the governor. By the end of 18th …

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Week 7 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week 7 saw Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, appointed chairman of the Joint Transportation Committee, House passage of a bill to lower the driving age for a commercial driver’s license, and the unemployment compensation bill moves one step closer …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the 2019 Manufacturer of The Year (MOTY) winners during an awards luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. The Manufacturers of the Year …

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Week 6 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week 6 saw both bills to lower the age for truck drivers advance and the Senate passed a lottery bill and an unemployment compensation bill. The Alabama House had filed 502 bills and the Senate 329 bills. The …

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Meet the new face of the Business Council of Alabama

Katie Britt is a Wiregrass girl through and through, but she’s using her love for the entire state to improve the business climate as the new president of the Business Council of Alabama. Britt lived in the same place for 18 years – Enterprise – but between her legal and …

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Katie Boyd Britt is a 2019 Woman of Impact

Katie Boyd Britt is swiftly becoming the leading expert on breaking through barriers and paving the way for those to follow. At the beginning of 2019, Britt was named the first female president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) – a prominent statewide association advocating for companies …

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Week 5 of the 2019 Session

With more than one-third of the 2019 legislative session in the books, week five saw the economic development bill head to the governor’s desk, the introduction of bills to lower the age for truck drivers, and unemployment compensation bills advance. The Alabama House had filed 482 bills and the Senate …

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Week 4 of the 2019 Session

This week the legislature used two legislative days that saw House passage of the General Fund budget with restored funding for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Senate committee passage of an unemployment compensation reform bill as well as the economic developer exemption bill. With nine legislative days …

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Business leaders participate in Montgomery Drive-In

The day began at Central Restaurant, where David Cole, vice president of governmental affairs for the Business Council of Alabama, thanked attendees for their willingness to engage political leaders and involvement in the process.

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