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Tag: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA

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BCA doesn’t endorse in Supreme Court Chief Justice race

The Business Council of Alabama made another round of judicial endorsements on Wednesday.

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BCA officially announces former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield as new executive vice president

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) as its new executive vice president on Friday.

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Scofield decries 'rumors' of eyeing BCA lobbyist opening despite numerous opportunities to address speculation

Multiple calls by 1819 News to Scofield for confirmation and further questioning have gone unanswered, and several messages, unreturned.

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State Auditor Sorrell defends fight against ESG, condemns criticism of anti-ESG bill proponent

State Auditor Andrew Sorrell defended the fight against government contracts with companies that discriminate using woke environmental, social governance (ESG) criteria in a letter to Troy University on Thursday.

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Senate delays legislation restricting ESG after pushback from state's business elites

Influential members of Alabama's business community don't want state lawmakers to prohibit government entities from entering into contracts with companies that use environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria to discriminate in business practices. 

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FIRE urges Troy to address leaked emails from trustees attempting to redirect research at free market think tank at the behest of Alabama Power, BCA

The Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression addressed a letter last week to Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins urging him to address leaked emails in which he and Troy trustees discuss vetting research topics at a free-market think tank due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama.

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Alabama House unanimously passes economic incentive package to expand special funding, tax abatements for private corporations

The Alabama House of Representatives passed four economic incentive bills included in Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Game Plan,” expanding the state’s ability to provide special funding and tax abatements to specific corporations.

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Ivey details proposed bills in ‘Game Plan’ to expand tax abatements, government funds for specific corporations

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey revealed more details of her economic incentive “Game Plan,” specifying the actions she wants the Legislature to take this spring.

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Leaked emails: Troy trustees plotted to censor free-market think tank for criticizing state government's economic incentives after Alabama Power, BCA complaints

A leaked email conversation between several trustees at Troy University shows prominent individuals in the state discussing how to “vet topics” at a university-affiliated think tank for being critical of economic incentive programs due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). 

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Business Council of Alabama vows to continue push for economic incentives in four-year plan

The Business Council of Alabama announced its new four-year “Renew Alabama” plan last week, promising to continue lobbying the state legislature to keep offering payments and tax credits to select private businesses.

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House Speaker Ledbetter to BCA: Economic incentives renewal one of the 'biggest legislative issues this session'

While speaking to the Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday morning, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) gave his support to expanding economic incentive programs for select businesses in the state.

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Does a leadership change, drop in GOP contributions suggest a new political direction for the Business Council of Alabama?

New leadership in the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has some wondering if the political tides in the organization are shifting left.

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Records show new BCA head Helena Duncan a consistent Democrat primary voter, Maxine Waters political donor

On Wednesday, the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) named Helena Duncan its president and CEO, filling the vacancy left behind by Katie Britt, who resigned from the position when she announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in June 2021.

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BCA head reacts to populism; says employers have rights, business community needs to be heard

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" this week, Business Council of Alabama interim executive director Robin Stone was asked to react to a "populist" sentiment that is sometimes at odds with the business community.

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Gun bills in Senate committee Wednesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up controversial gun bills on Wednesday. The bills would allow Alabamians to carry their handguns...

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Britt Campaign launches Farmers For Britt Coalition

By Brandon Moseley Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katie Boyd Britt’s campaign announced on Wednesday the launch of “Farmers for Katie...

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House Health Committee passes vaccine mandate legislation

  By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives will vote on two bills concerning vaccine mandates on Thursday. Although...

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ADPH: COVID numbers off after large lab not reporting, other errors

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor The Alabama Department of Public Health reported on its website there could be an increase in positive...

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Legislature won’t take up Critical Race Theory ban in special session

By Brandon Moseley Many advocates of banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Alabama schools wanted the legislature to take up the issue...