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Tax Cut Bonuses, Wage Increases Keep on Coming

The National Association of Manufacturers has compiled a partial list of companies whose employees are benefitting from the projected cash flow savings from the Republican tax cut of 2017. These companies are authorizing hundreds of millions of dollars in wage increases and bonuses. Walmart, probably the nation’s largest retail employer, …

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BCA Leadership Comments on Governor Ivey’s First State of the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 9, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama Chairman Perry Hand and BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said Alabama’s business community finds much to support in Governor Kay Ivey’s agenda for the 2018 regular legislative session that began today. “The business community applauds …

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Alabama Senator Doug Jones Takes Office

Alabama’s new U.S. senator, Doug Jones, took the oath of office on Wednesday, and succeeded U.S. Sen. Luther Strange who had been appointed a year ago to fill the unexpired term of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, who became U.S. Attorney General. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office …

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BCA-Georgia Chamber Heads Make Friendly Wager on Championship Game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 4, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama has Georgia on its mind between now and Monday when the University of Alabama meets the University of Georgia Bulldogs in Atlanta to settle the 2017 football season collegiate national championship. In keeping with the spirit of the season’s finale, …

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Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner Award Recipient Rick Hall Remembered

From left, Alabama Music Hall of Fame board member Judy Hood; BCA 2015 Chairman Marty Abroms; Rick Hall; and, Jimmy Johnson, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section musician and former AMHOF board member, at Chairman’s Award presentation during 2015 Chairman’s Dinner. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Jan. 2, 2018) – Rick Hall, an American music …

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Alabama Gains Major Air Defense Wing

Governor Kay Ivey and state, local, and military officials on Thursday praised the announcement that the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field in Montgomery will be one of two locations in the United States that will house the new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jet. Secretary of …

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U.S. Chamber Urges Push to Get Tax Reform Over Goal Line

The House and Senate are discussing a compromise tax bill and hope to get it to President Trump’s desk by the end of the year. Alabama’s two U.S. senators voted for the Senate version and all Republican members of Alabama’s House delegation voted for their version. The U.S. Chamber of …

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Tax Reform is Nearing Completion; We want your thoughts

The U.S. House and Senate have passed their versions of tax reform legislation, an historic endeavor that might not come around for another generation. Early Saturday, the Senate voting 51-49 passed its version of the legislation, which had previously passed the House. Alabama’s two U.S. senators, Richard Shelby and Luther …

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Small Businesses Could Win Big from Senate Vote on Tax Reform

The U.S. Senate at week’s end pushed the tax bill to an inevitable vote and included a popular provision for small businesses. Senate Republicans agreed to boost the deduction for pass-through businesses from 17.4 percent to 23 percent, The Hill reported. Many small businesses are so-called pass-through businesses that don’t have …

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