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Sponsors supported a successful “BCA 2013” Governmental Affairs Conference

Another Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Conference that concluded Sunday at Point Clear was successful thanks to the 34 sponsors of the annual summer event. The conference at the Marriott Grand Hotel on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay began with a welcome reception Aug. 16 and concluded Aug. …

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“The Pillars of Progress” has been released

The Business Council of Alabama today unveiled its fifth book in a series of annual accounts, Pillars of Progress. The electronic version can be downloaded here. It archives in 14 chapters how the BCA is working to make economic development and education the pillars of Alabama’s free market success. In …

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Accountability Act scholarship rules are posted, tax credits are allowed up to $25 million a year

The Alabama Department of Revenue in Montgomery on Thursday will hold public hearings on nine new proposed tax rules related to the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, including tax deductions for student scholarships. The ACA allows scholarship donations to approved organizations and state income tax credits for certain amounts. The …

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BCA signs letter in support of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

The National Association of Manufacturers has written members of the U.S. House seeking support of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013. The letter of support was signed by the Business Council of Alabama and dozens of other groups. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of …

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U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner’s retirement from congress is effective today

Today marks the final day of Congressman Jo Bonner’s ten and a half years representing Alabama’s First District.  He is leaving to become vice chancellor of the University of Alabama System. While there is not a more perfect fit for the University, his retirement leaves big shoes for his successor …

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Listen to a presentation by Ted Hosp on Alabama’s new gun law

The BCA conducted a conference call this morning that featured a presentation by Ted Hosp of the law firm Maynard, Cooper and Gale who has been Of Counsel to BCA on the implementation of Alabama’s new gun law. If you missed the conference call this morning, you can listen the …

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BCA CEO William J. Canary to speak at education readiness forum in D.C.

The forum held on July 31 and sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Center for American Progress in partnership with ReadyNation is titled: “Oh the Places We’ll Go: Benefits of Investing in Childhood Education.” Canary will be part of a panel on “Starting Smart: Investing in …

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The Business Council of Alabama signs National Association of Manufacturers’ regulatory relief bill by U.S. Rep. Bachus

The Business Council of Alabama has signed a letter from the National Association of Manufacturers addressed to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of legislation that protects small businesses from burdensome federal regulations. The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 (H.R. 2542) is sponsored by U.S. Spencer …

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BCA signs U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter in support of immigration reform

The Business Council of Alabama has signed a U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter that urges the U.S. House of Representatives to tackle immigration reform. The Chamber said that the U.S. Senate immigration reform legislation may not pass in the House “but that doesn’t mean all is lost.” “As Congress prepares …

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David Perry speaks to crowd of more than 100 at the Tuscaloosa Partnership Summit

TUSCALOOSA – Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Monday in Tuscaloosa for the second of four planned Partnership Summit events to discuss job creation, education, and economic development. The Partnership Summit included about 100 business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders whose goals include …

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