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  • Legislative Agenda

  • Each year, the Chamber compiles a legislative agenda listing specific issues that can affect our area’s business community and then monitors the bills and proposed regulations related to them throughout the legislative session.

    Here are the Chamber's 2018 State Legislative Initiatives:

    • BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT​
      • Support initiatives that assist existing industry, new business recruitment, cyber and technology growth, and small and minority business development.
      • Protect the rights of employee confidentiality and the secret ballot in union elections.
      • Support initiatives to enhance Montgomery’s tourism industry and historical significance.
      • Support improvement of and funding for transportation infrastructure.
      • Support initiatives that support and grow the military and defense missions within the River Region.
      • Support incentives for commercial development, particularly those that promote redevelopment of priority corridors and riverfront/downtown, to include cultural district incentives, new market tax incentives and other vehicles that aid in revitalization of priority urban areas.
      • Support initiatives that support educational, employment and business opportunities for military families.
      • Oppose mandated benefits, restrictions and regulations that unduly impede sound business practices initiatives at all levels.
      • Support efforts to seamlessly link Alabama’s workforce initiatives with the Alabama Community College System.
    • TAX & FISCAL POLICY
      • Foster a pro-business climate in the Montgomery area through sound fiscal policy; monitor tax reform initiatives.
    • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
      • Advocate adequate funding for public education at all levels to effectively prepare Alabama children and adults for an increasingly complex economy and competitive work force.
      • Advocate for continued expansion of pre-kindergarten educational programs.
      • Support reform efforts that improve the quality of classroom instruction through increased technology and broadband initiatives.
      • Support efforts that strengthen and expand workforce development policy; monitor tax reform initiatives.