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BCA Member Trey Glenn Named EPA Region 4 Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced the appointment of Business Council of Alabama member and former Alabama environmental agency director Trey Glenn as EPA Region 4 administrator. Glenn, an environmental engineer with 22 years of environmental and …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2017 Book Time and Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 14, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2017 book of state and federal activities, Time and Again: The Courage to Remain Consistent, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of Unfinished Business last year. Prepared …

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Byrne Introduces Save Local Business Act

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne has introduced legislation that would reverse an extreme joint employer regulation and protect American jobs and their creation. Rep. Byrne, R-Fairhope, introduced the Save Local Business Act that has bipartisan support from 29 co-sponsors. “Federal labor policies should be focused on benefiting workers and helping small businesses …

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Slimmed-Down Health Insurance Bill Stalls

There’s skinny latte and skinny jeans and skinny ties and now there is what they’re calling skinny Obamacare with the Senate trying but failing to pass skinny health insurance, which looks now to be an impossible campaign promise – ending the 2010 government-mandated health insurance law. After seven years of …

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Made in Alabama – Trump Inspects Alabama-Made Truck

A made in Alabama bucket truck made by Business Council of Alabama member Altec was displayed at the White House this week and inspected by President Donald Trump. On Monday, Trump declared this week “Made in America” week as products from all 50 states were showcased as part of “Made in …

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New Senate Health Bill Will Challenge Leaders, White House

The new Senate health insurance bill released Thursday would keep taxes on the federal taxpayers who currently pay the most but would cut two other taxes in the Obamacare law. The Senate bill will allow insurers to sell low-cost, limited plans, but it would fail to totally repeal Obamacare as Republicans …

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NAM, U.S. Chamber Among Groups Pushing to Accelerate Tax Reform

The National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are among groups urging Congress to quickly write and pass tax reform legislation. “You now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to substantially improve America’s economy, but accomplishing this task may well require the special legislative procedures attendant to a budget …

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BCA Supports House-Passed Technical Education Reauthorization

In May, the Business Council of Alabama signed a letter to congressional leaders urging reauthorization of the Perkins Act, which the House did on Thursday. The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act reauthorizing the education initiative is intended to bolster technical education for specialized job skills. Last overhauled in 2006, it aims …

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President’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Alabama Governor Ivey Promises Cooperation

After meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey addressed Alabama’s opportunity to participate in his infrastructure plan that has been released. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we are ready to hit the ground running once the federal infrastructure plan …

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BCA Praises Governor Ivey’s Emphasis on Legislative Cooperation to Ensure Alabama’s Infrastructure Readiness

Governor Kay Ivey attended Thursday’s White House infrastructure meeting hosted by President Trump and promised to work with the Alabama Legislature to ensure Alabama is ready to take advantage of the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we …

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