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Lee County Senator Whatley Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 28, 2017 OPELIKA, Ala. – (Feb. 27, 2017) Lee County Sen. Tom Whatley on today received the Business Champion Award for handling legislation to regulate lawsuit lenders and bring fairness and stability to Alabama’s tort process. The award was presented to Sen. Whatley, R-Auburn, by Business Council …

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Capital Briefing for Week 3 of the 2017 Session

The Business Council of Alabama continued to act on the business community’s legislative agenda during the third week of the 2017 Alabama legislative session. As of week three, House members have filed 316 bills and Senate members 245 bills. Of the 561 bills, 68 have passed their house of origin. …

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Altec Chairman and CEO Featured in Fox Business Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – BCA member Altec Inc. Chairman and CEO Lee Styslinger III, and other members of the Business Roundtable, met with President Trump on Thursday and emerged confident in the direction the economy is headed after eight years of turmoil and disruption. Styslinger appeared on Fox Business and said he …

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Fayette Rep. Kyle South Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 22, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Fayette County Rep. Kyle South received the Business Champion Award today for his successful sponsorship of small business tax relief legislation that enables businesses to hire new employees. In the 2016 legislative session, the Fayette Republican sponsored HB 36, the Alabama Small …

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Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – House Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole received the Business Champion Award today for his commitment to improving Alabama’s public education. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary, West Alabama Chamber President and CEO Jim Page, who is a BCA board …

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Representative Matt Fridy Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Shelby County Rep. Matt Fridy received the Business Champion Award today for his expert handling of legislation to curb the proliferation of deceptive-trade practices class-action lawsuits that could have slipped into court due to a technical ruling by a federal appellate court. …

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Senator Cam Ward Receives Business Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 21, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Shelby County Sen. Cam Ward received the Business Champion Award today for sponsorship of legislation to regulate lawsuit lenders and bring stability and fairness to the tort process. The award was presented by Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. …

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U.S. Chamber Calls for Fewer Regulations

A twist on the old saying is if it’s broke, fix it. That’s the opinion of U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue’s 2017 Growth Agenda. Donohue said an unelected fourth branch of government – the regulatory branch – is holding our small business sector back while imposing …

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Capital Briefing for Week 2 of the 2017 Session

The House and Senate settled into their session routines this week with the Business Council of Alabama monitoring and acting on the business community’s legislative agenda that includes infrastructure, education, health care, legal reform, tax and fiscal policy, and other areas of interest. As of the second week in session, …

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Montgomery Senator Receives Business champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 15, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today presented state Sen. Quinton Ross with the Business Champion Award for passage of legislation that simplifies tax regulations by combining filing deadlines. Sen. Ross, D-Montgomery, in the 2016 legislative session sponsored Senate Bill 263 that …

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