Retail Report: Lawmakers consider county gas tax votes; direct wine shipments in committee next week

By the end of next week, a third of the Alabama Legislature’s 2018 regular session will have passed.

On deck Wednesday is a public hearing on a bill to allow manufacturers to directly ship wine to Alabama consumers. This week, a committee agreed to county gas tax increases for roads, if the counties’ voters approve.

Keep reading for the issues that came up in the fourth week of the legislative session that may relate to your business. Also check out stories about Alabama Retail’s new chairman, Super Bowl Sunday spending and Alabama’s severe weather sales tax holiday.

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read This Week in Retail News.


Panel OKs letting county voters decide on gas taxes for their roads (

Alabama Department of Public Health investigating 54 flu-related deaths (

Alabama’s initial jobless claims lowest in 44 years (

Public hearing set for direct wine shipment bill (

Bills allow liquor to be infused with fruit and other flavors (

Fort Payne Sunday sales bill on governor’s desk (

Governor calls for employers to hire Alabama veterans (

Mandate for locked grease traps in committee next week (

Pharmacy issues: Modern drug monitoring, outsourcing and overpaid provider tax bills move (

Senate approves direct consumer petitions for sales tax refunds (

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