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Senator Thanks BCA Committee Members for TBORII Passage

State Senator Roger Bedford today thanked Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members for successful passage of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation and for blocking efforts to repeal Common Core education standards. Bedford, speaking at the final Governmental Affairs Committee meeting of the 2014 regular legislative session, said …

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Lieutenant Governor lauds business involvement in education, addresses impact of military presence in Alabama

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey at today’s Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee meeting addressed business involvement in education and the huge financial impact of the U.S. military’s presence in Alabama. Ivey, a former banking executive, served two terms as state treasurer and was elected lieutenant governor in 2010. She …

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Budget woes may create private business opportunities (VIDEO)

The chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee said today that the Legislature is considering actions that could create business opportunities in Alabama. Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, said the Legislature will begin discussing privatizing retail state liquor stores next year as one of several business-friendly options under …

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House Education Budget Chair addresses Governmental Affairs Committee (VIDEO)

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Education Budget Committee told the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today that the 2014-15 budgets will dominate second half of the 2014 regular legislative session that has reached its halfway point. State Rep. Bill Poole, R-Northport, was speaking about the …

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House Minority Leader talks business, political issues (VIDEO)

House Minority Leader Craig Ford today discussed business and political issues at the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee’s weekly legislative session meeting. Ford, D-Gadsden, was chosen Minority Leader by House Democrats in 2010 when Republicans gained a supermajority in the House and Senate, giving the GOP an unassailable …

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House, Senate chiefs of staff update BCA Governmental Affairs Committee (VIDEO)

The chiefs of staff to House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh updated the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today on legislation progress in the 2010-14 quadrennium and the 2014 legislative session that is more than one-third completed. Josh Blades, chief of staff to …

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Senate Minority Leader says she’ll support TBOR II (VIDEO)

The Alabama Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, said that she will support the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II bill that has passed the House and is in position to be considered by the Senate as early as today. Figures, speaking today to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental …

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Senate President Pro Tem speaks about important Business Council of Alabama tax, school issues (VIDEO)

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today and addressed Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation and Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, commonly known as Common Core. Marsh, R-Anniston, said he has “no issue” with updating the 1992 TBOR law …

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House Speaker vows to maintain a business-friendly house of reps (VIDEO)

House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Tuesday (Jan. 21) told the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee that he is proud of the House’s pro-business accomplishments and his goal is to protect the business-friendly House in the 2014 election cycle. Hubbard, R-Auburn, the first Republican House speaker in 136 years, …

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Governor Bentley’s chief of staff promises support for Business Council of Alabama’s legislative goals (VIDEO)

Governor Robert Bentley’s chief of staff said Bentley will support vital Business Council of Alabama education, workforce preparedness, and business tax initiatives in the 2014 legislative session that began at noon today. Chief of Staff David Perry spoke to the BCA’s Government Affairs Conference on the opening day of the …

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