Legislation

House approves pay equity bill

House approves pay equity bill

Legislation calling for pay equity based on sex and race is headed to a Senate committee after passing the House unanimously Wednesday. The full House also signed on as co-sponsors of HB225 by Rep. Adline Clarke, D-Mobile. Similar legislation, SB399, awaits action…

Bill would prevent cities from adopting new occupational taxes

Bill would prevent cities from adopting new occupational taxes

The Alabama Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would prevent cities without an occupational tax from adopting one in the future.  SB305 by Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, next goes to the House County and Municipal Government Committee. The legislation does…

Legislature opts to study direct wine shipment

Legislature opts to study direct wine shipment

The Alabama Legislature has decided to create a task force to study the impact of allowing wine to be shipped directly to Alabama consumers. Tuesday, the Alabama House agreed with the Senate and sent SJR64 by Sen. J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner, R-Vestavia…