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Are you voting for jobs this November?

This November, the American people face a clear choice between two starkly different visions for the future of this country. Will we choose the path of jobs, growth, and opportunity and allow free enterprise to lead the economic recovery? Or will we continue down the path of Washington gridlock and …

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Historic Alabama Tax Tribunal Begins on Wednesday

An independent state and local tax appeals process that was a major goal of the Business Council of Alabama for at least a dozen years begins operating Wednesday under the new law that separates tax appeals from the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Administrative Law Division. The newly created Alabama Tax …

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Resolve to Kick 2015 Off With Fun Weight-Loss Promise

Start the New Year off right and join Scale Back Alabama, a statewide weight-loss contest for Alabamians who want to get healthy and have competitive fun at the same time. Hosted by a Business Council of Alabama member, the Alabama Hospital Association, and the Alabama Department of Public Health, and …

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U.S. Senator Shelby Says Congress Must Tackle Spending

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby today said he hopes Congress returns to Washington, D.C., with a Republican majority after the November elections and begins to address the nation’s spending and tremendous debt, currently $17 trillion and increasing. Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, is Alabama’s senior senator and is the ranking Republican on the Senate …

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More Time Given for Public Comment on Onerous Proposed Carbon Rules

Reacting to business and political objection, the Environmental Protection Agency today added 45 days to its original Oct. 16 deadline to comment about proposed, stringent, and onerous carbon emission rules that would hamper electricity production and increase rates for business, industry, and households. Business groups including the Business Council of …

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Birmingham Vies for World Games in 2021; Decision in January; Impact Could be $250 million

A vice president and general counsel for Business Council of Alabama member Hibbett Sports Inc. is part of the effort to land the 2021 World Games for Birmingham. Birmingham attorney David Benck is among a number of Alabamians who are seeking the prestigious international games that are held every four …

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Guest Blog- The Export-Import Bank: Fostering the Spirit of Enterprise for Women

The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division and its Center for Women in Business today joined with Women in International Trade (WIIT) to host three women-owned businesses whose owners gave testament to the important role the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has played in their growth. According to the U.S. Chamber of …

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Export-Import Bank Head Touts Bank’s Benefits, Urges Charter Renewal

HOMEWOOD – U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus encouraged Alabama political and business leaders when he predicted Wednesday that the House of Representatives will extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States before it expires Sept. 30. Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, who is retiring from Congress in January, said he …

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Urge Congress to Support the Export-Import Bank and Keep Alabamians on the Job

With less than a month remaining before the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s operating charter expires, congressional action is needed in order for Alabama companies to continue exports and keep their employees on the job. Congress returns to Washington, D.C., next week and has until Sept. 30 to reauthorize the bank’s charter …

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Opposition to Misguided Job-killing EPA Regulations Urged

The Environmental Protection Agency wants business and individuals to pay more for electricity and reduce current supply capacity by enforcing ill-advised and disastrous proposed greenhouse gas regulations for U.S. electric generating plants. But you can register your opposition and by doing so protect the nation’s economy against destructive job-and-income killing …

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