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BCA Announces 2020 Judicial Endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 6, 2019 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston (334) 834-6000 BCA Announces 2020 Judicial Endorsements MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors for ProgressPAC, the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has endorsed five statewide judicial candidates who are running for election in 2020.  The candidates …

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BCA Names Kellie Hope as Director of Regional Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The Business Council of Alabama today announced Kellie Hope has been named director of regional affairs. Her primary focus will be to better serve its membership in south Alabama. Her responsibilities will span from membership services to governmental affairs and will include …

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BCA releases video celebrating passage of the Rebuild Alabama Act

  After four years of hard work, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Rebuild Alabama Act into law in March. The Rebuild Alabama plan will invest more than $3 billion in roads and bridges across the state of Alabama over the next 10 years. Alabama’s road and bridge system has long …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Van Smith in House District 42 Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2019 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC, the Business Council of Alabama’s political action committee, has endorsed farmer and retired educator, Autauga County Commissioner Van Smith in the Alabama House District 42 special primary election scheduled August 20, ProgressPAC Chairman John Mazyck …

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Quinvarlio “Quin” Kelly is serving as a BCA Summer 2019 intern

The BCA is pleased to announce Quinvarlio “Quin” Kelly is serving as a summer 2019 intern. Quin is a 2018 graduate of Stillman College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. As a student, he served as president of the Student Government Association and was selected by his …

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Launching astronauts to space from the U.S. starts in Alabama

Alabama’s role in the space program was on full display last month in Decatur. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Dual Engine Centaur and first stage Booster that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule departed ULA’s Decatur facility. The rockets were loaded into …

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Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday after completing a four-day week and concluded its 28th legislative day. Last week, Governor Kay Ivey held two bill signing days and publicly signed many bills, one being the bill to lower the age to obtain a commercial drivers license. It was a busy …

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Sherry Wu Joins BCA for Summer 2019 Internship

The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce that Sherry Wu will be joining us for the Summer 2019 term. Sherry is a rising junior at Yale University double majoring in global affairs and economics, with a specific interest in education and healthcare equality. She serves as an undergraduate admissions …

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Week 10 of the 2019 Session

The Legislature completed three session days and concluded its 24th legislative day this week. Emotions ran high as time is running out to pass critical bills. The lottery bill failed in the House, and the General Fund Budget has been sent to conference committee to negotiate the Children’s Health Insurance Program …

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New Business Council of Alabama member Bell Helicopter In the Running to Build Navy’s Next Generation Aircraft

  Ozark, Alabama has a long history associated with the U.S. military and helicopters. Ozark is home to Fort Rucker, the U.S. Army’s helicopter training center, and is a hub for helicopter-related industries with suppliers providing everything from fleet support to flight simulation. New Business Council of Alabama member Bell …

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