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You Made the Retail Vote Count

You Made the Retail Vote Count

Thank you for going to the polls Tuesday, June 3, and casting your ballots for candidates who are right for retailers. You truly made the retail vote count with 93 percent of our endorsed candidates, either elected outright, as party…

2014 Session Summary

2014 Session Summary

In the final year of the quadrennium with minimal conflict, lawmakers ended the Alabama Legislature’s regular session early while enacting some substantial legislation significant to retailers. No legislation Alabama Retail actively opposed became law. For 71 years Alabama Retail has…

Tornadoes Spawn State of Emergency in Alabama

Tornadoes Spawn State of Emergency in Alabama

All 67 counties in Alabama have been under a state of emergency since 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, due to deadly tornadoes and flooding that followed the next day. The National Weather Service confirmed at least 18 tornadoes occurred in Alabama. Five…

Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2014

Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2014

Alabama has become the 32nd state with an independent tax appeals process, Gov. Robert Bentley said in a ceremonial bill signing Wednesday, March 19, of HB105 by Rep. Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, and Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville. The bill actually became…

Nominate a Retailer of the Year

Nominate a Retailer of the Year

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, May 19, for the 2014 Retailer of the Year awards, which are presented by the Alabama Retail Association in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business. The Retailer of the Year Awards,…

Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Alabama shoppers will be able to purchase severe weather preparedness supplies tax free from Friday, Feb. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 23. During the three-day tax holiday, consumers can save money while stocking up on needed supplies. The recent winter storms highlighted…

Alabama State of Emergency Lifted

Alabama State of Emergency Lifted

Gov. Robert Bentley lifted the state of emergency related to this week’s winter storm at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Alabama began its third state of emergency in a month at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Status report issued Thursday morning, Feb. 13…