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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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BCA Speaks in Support of Alabama’s High Academic Standards

“Here we are again, asking you to not repeal something that our children need, our teachers want, the military demands and Alabama business leaders require.“ MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified today before the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee regarding SB …

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BCA Comments on Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Affirm State’s Right-To-Work Status

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary testified today before the House Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections Committee regarding, HB 37, the proposed constitutional amendment to ensure Alabama is a right-to-work state. The amendment declares that the right to work may not be denied or …

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BCA Endorses U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

The Business Council of Alabama on Thursday endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in her 2016 reelection bid. Roby, R-Montgomery, represents Alabama’s Second Congressional District that encompasses Southeast Alabama from two counties north of Montgomery to Dothan and the Wiregrass to west of Evergreen. The district includes major U.S. military bases …

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BCA Applauds Pro-Business Initiatives in House GOP Caucus Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 28, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 BCA Applauds Pro-Business Initiatives in House GOP Caucus Agenda MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today applauded several pro-business measures in the 2016 regular legislative session agenda released by the Alabama House of …

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Senate Democrats Block Repeal of EPA Power Grab

U.S. Senate Democrats killed a procedural attempt to override President Obama’s veto of a measure to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s unilateral expansion of its regulatory authority over small waterways, even those on private property. The Senate voted 52-40 in favor of a cloture petition that would have allowed the …

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