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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

March 2, 2016: State Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, second from left, is presented the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award at the entrance to the House of Representatives chamber. From left are: Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Poole; BCA President and …

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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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Speak Out: HB37 protects right to work in Alabama

Article I of Alabama’s 1901 Constitution guarantees certain unique rights. In addition to mirroring guarantees in the U.S. Bill of Rights, our governing document bestows many other rights. Missing, however, is the important and fundamental right to work and provide for our families. The Alabama Legislature is working to correct …

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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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