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Testimony of Bill McCollum and Anita L. Archie on HB 227 and SB 134

Joint Written Testimony of Bill McCollum, SNR Denton and Anita L. Archie Submitted on Behalf of the Business Council of Alabama and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Alabama House of Representatives and Senate Judiciary Committees HB 227 and SB 134 February 20, 2013 Senator Ward and Representative DeMarco …

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BCA Hires Award-Winning Alabama Journalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2013 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama has announced that veteran Alabama newspaper reporter Dana Beyerle has joined the organization as manager of communications. Beyerle was chief of the capital bureau for the Gadsden Times, the TimesDaily in Florence, and the Tuscaloosa News, the New York …

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Business Council of Alabama Announces New Vice Presidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nathan Lindsay (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama has named two employees as new vice presidents for the organization.  Victor Vernon has been named Vice President for Public Policy and Nancy Wall Hewston has been named Vice President for Communications, Strategic Information and Federal Affairs.   …

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Q & A on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act

Source: Internal Revenue Service Basics of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions 1.  What are the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions? Starting in 2014, employers employing at least a certain number of employees (generally 50 full-time employees and full-time equivalents, explained more fully below) will be subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility …

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How to help those in Connecticut dealing with unspeakable tragedy

        Today our hearts are breaking over the loss of so many innocent lives that ended today in unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Let us all offer our thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families involved in this horrifying tragedy. …

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Tuscaloosa Businessman Elected Chairman of BCA

For Immediate Release Contact: Nathan Lindsay – (334) 834-6000 BIRMINGHAM—The Business Council of Alabama has elected new officers to lead the organization in 2013.  At the annual meeting of the BCA on Friday, December 7, 2012, Carl Jamison was unanimously elected as the 2013 chairman.  Jamison is a shareholder at …

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications & Nominations for 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business Award. This award honors America’s small businesses who embody the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. If you would like to nominate an Alabama business for this prestigious award, or apply on behalf of …

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Pre-K News from Around Alabama

OUR VIEW: Everyone on board with boosting pre-K The Gadsden Times Editorial Board “The program has gotten $19.1 million in state funding in each of the last two years. Business leaders, child advocates and educators want the Legislature to up that by $12.5 million in each of the next 10 …

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BCA Begins Process of Finalizing 2013 Legislative Agenda

For Immediate Release MONTGOMERY—The Business Council of Alabama began the process of finalizing its 2013 State Legislative Agenda during a two-day meeting last Thursday and Friday in Prattville.  Known as “Committee Leadership Days,” the annual event brings together members of BCA’s seven policy committees and state and legislative leaders.  Each …

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Seven Reasons to Vote for Jobs on November 6

By William J. Canary & Anita L. Archie On Tuesday, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to vote for several statewide amendments that will have a positive impact on the private sector, which in turn will provide a boost to the state’s coffers. The Board of Directors of the Business …

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