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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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Week 3 of the 2019 Session

The House and Senate used three legislative days in a busy week that saw House passage of the highly anticipated economic development bill, public hearings on lottery bills, and increased funding for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) advance as part of the General Fund budget. With seven legislative …

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HSAA expansion to bring 168 jobs to Enterprise

Guest speaker for the Investors’ Luncheon and Business Council of Alabama President Katie Boyd Britt extended gratitude to Lee and HSAA on behalf of the BCA and the community as an Enterprise native herself. Britt said that the expansion will be taking the Wiregrass in the “right direction” in the …

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Governor Proposes to Restore ADEM funding

Governor Kay Ivey released her budget proposals this week. The governor included a major boost to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), increasing ADEM’s allocation to $4 million. The BCA joined Alabama’s leading business and agriculture groups in urging the Alabama legislature to restore funding for ADEM. In a …

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Governor Signs Rebuild Alabama Act into Law

 After four years of hard work, Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed the Rebuild Alabama Act into law. The Alabama Senate had voted to approve the infrastructure plan on a bipartisan 28-6 vote earlier in the day, and the Alabama House of Representatives passed it with a bipartisan 84-20 …

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BCA Issues Statement on Rebuild Alabama Act being Signed into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMER, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt today released this statement following Governor Kay Ivey signing the Rebuild Alabama Act: “Today is a terrific day for the state of Alabama,” said BCA …

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Governor Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan Advances Through Legislature

The Alabama House of Representatives today passed Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan, a three-bill package sponsored by Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa. The legislation will provide much needed additional funding to enhance and improve Alabama’s transportation system at both the state and local levels. Business Council of Alabama President …

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Is the road to the future being paved in the Alabama House of Representatives this morning?

Friday morning as the Alabama House of Representatives prepared for consideration of legislation enabling a 10 cent fuel tax — the first increase in revenue for roads and bridges in 27 years — we spoke with Katie Britt, president of the Business Council of Alabama, one of the key groups …

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Big 5 Chambers and CCAA Join The BCA in Support of The Rebuild Alabama Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The “Big 5 Chambers” of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) united with the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) today to urge their support for Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama bill.  The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), Chamber …

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