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Canary: Legislature should leave alone Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards

The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is underway, and while a number of important issues are being debated and discussed, perhaps no issue has garnered more attention or been the source of more misinformation than Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards. These standards, which were put into place by …

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Canary speaks at annual commerce meeting

By Josh Bergeron, Selma Times-Journal A group of heroes gathered Thursday at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center. During the Selma-Dallas County Centre For Commerce’s annual meeting, Business Council of Alabama President Billy Canary called attendees heroes for work already accomplished, but challenged them to strive to continue improving the …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (1/20/14-1/24/14)

The Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business and is published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. It includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings and often features video interviews with …

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Alabama’s High Academic Standards Offer Brighter Future, BCA President Says

“The Business Council of Alabama continues to stand in support of the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards as adopted by the State Board of Education,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary.  “For months, the board has addressed every complaint lodged by opponents of Alabama’s standards, including increasing …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (1/13/14-1/17/14)

The Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business and is published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. It includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings and often features video interviews with …

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BCA Statement on Gov. Bentley’s State of the State Address

MONTGOMERY—BCA President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following Governor Robert Bentley’s State of the State address: “The business community found much to applaud in Gov. Robert Bentley’s 2014 State of the State address, from increased funding for Pre-K programs to workforce preparedness and job creation. The …

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