Either chamber of the Alabama Legislature is poised to debate bills that disallow local bans, regulations or taxes on plastic grocery bags and other single-use containers. Companion bills cleared their assigned committees this week.
In other action in the fourth week of the Alabama Legislature’s regular session, the House approved the state’s general operating budget, sending it to a Senate committee consideration.
The House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, for the 10th legislative day of the 2019 regular session. After Tuesday, a third of the regular session will have passed.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Panel OKs UC changes that will save employers $42.3 million annually (alabamaretail.org)
House approves $2.1 billion General Fund budget (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
7 candidates qualify for Montgomery House district race (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
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