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House Education Committee Chair Describes Alabama’s Unprecedented Political Whirlwind

Last week highlighted the power of women in Alabama politics, the chair of a House education committee proudly said at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing. Robert R. McGhee, vice chairman of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, today’s briefing sponsor, introduced House Education Policy Committee Chair Rep. Terri …

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Senator Looks to Future on Political and Practical Fronts

Sen. Clay Scofield today told the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday briefing to look forward and invest in Alabama’s infrastructure and to put recent political issues in the rear-view mirror. Sen. Scofield, R-Guntersville, addressed the change in gubernatorial administrations that occurred Monday with the resignation of Governor Robert Bentley and …

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Legislature Gets Its Second Wind

The chairmen of the agenda-setting House and Senate rules committees at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday morning briefing outlined some of the important bills remaining in the 2017 legislative session that will be at the halfway point this week. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, and House …

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House Minority Leader Touts Job Creation, Retention, and Education

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels today told the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday morning briefing that the House Democratic Caucus’ focus is job creation, retention, and education. Rep. Daniels, D-Huntsville, was elected in 2014 and chosen House Minority Leader last month by Democrats to succeed Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, who …

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Education Budget has Few New Dollars

Last week, House General Fund Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, updated the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday morning briefing on the status of the proposed 2017-18 General Fund. Today, the chairs of the House and Senate education budget committees described the 2017-18 Education Trust Fund budget, SB 129 sponsored …

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Budget Chairman Clouse Gives First Look at General Fund Budget

House Ways and Means General Fund Budget Chairman Rep. Steve Clouse today said Medicaid will dominate discussion of the 2017-18 General Fund budget that should begin on its path toward final passage next week. The Business Council of Alabama schedules Tuesday briefings each week during regular legislative sessions for BCA …

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Joint Budget Review Task Force Co-Chairs Want Business-Like Approach to Budgeting

The House and Senate co-chairs of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Budget Reform updated Business Council of Alabama members today on the progress of the committee that was created last year to study state budgeting and taxes and recommend efficiencies. The BCA schedules Tuesday briefings each week during regular …

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House Speaker Opens 2017 Business Council of Alabama Legislative Briefings

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon began his first full legislative session as speaker at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee that schedules meetings each Tuesday morning during regular legislative sessions. Today’s meeting was sponsored by Alabama Power Co. Alabama Power Vice President for Governmental Affairs Alexia Borden unveiled the …

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Senate Majority Leader Outlines Session Final Days at BCA Tuesday Briefing

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing said the Legislature has accomplished a lot since convening the 2016 regular legislative session on Feb. 2 but much remains to be done in the final five session working days. “It’s been a challenging session,” Sen. Reed …

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House Minority Leader Promises Bipartisan Cooperation

Democrats may be outnumbered by Republicans in the Alabama House but the Democratic Caucus can be a valuable ally in the search for jobs and profitable businesses to boost Alabama, House Minority Leader Craig Ford told the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing. Ford, D-Gadsden, was today’s speaker at the …

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