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Business Community’s Top Priorities Spotlighted in Governor’s State of the State Address

The business community found much to like in Gov. Robert Bentley’s 2013 State of the State Address, which was delivered in the packed Old House Chamber of the Alabama Capitol Building on Tuesday night. From funding for Pre-K programs to workforce development and offering local school systems more flexibility from …

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Carl Jamison Takes Advocacy Seriously

The Business Council of Alabama’s new chair is Carl Jamison, managing partner of JamisonMoneyFarmer in Tuscaloosa.  He answered some questions about the value of advocacy. Why is it important for CPAs to advocate for the profession? Many professions, such as insurance professionals, bankers and attorneys, give unique perspectives and expertise …

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Regulatory relief bill passes House committee, good for business

Alabama businesses are one step closer to seeing regulatory relief from state government thanks to the Red Tape Reduction Act, or HB 101, sponsored by Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, which passed out of the House State Government Committee on Wednesday. If passed, this bill would be a huge victory for …

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House Committee Approves School Flexibility Act

The House Education Policy Committee today gave a favorable report to HB 84, known as the Local Control School Flexibility Act. Sponsored by Rep. Chad Fincher, R-Mobile, the bill would provide local school systems the ability to request more flexibility from certain state statutes, policies and regulations in order to …

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Speaker Hubbard at our Tuesday Morning Legislative Leadership Meeting (Video Highlights)

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard kicked off the 2013 legislative session on Tuesday (Feb. 5) by briefing the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee. Hubbard, R-Auburn, said the House in 2012 pushed a job-creation, job-growth agenda along with resisting certain mandates from Washington, D.C. “We have in the Legislature …

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Fighting for our Children’s Future

When the 2013 regular session of the Alabama Legislature convenes tomorrow, the Business Council of Alabama will be vigorously engaged on a number of issues from economic development to healthcare regulations to property rights and others. But perhaps no issue demands our lawmakers’ attention more than public education.  Many may …

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Applications Being Taken for Prestigious Manufacturing Awards Program

Applications are being taken for the 2012 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards program, presented by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network. This is the 13th year for the annual prestigious program, which over the years has come to be recognized as the premier Alabama event …

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