The Alabama House canceled most of its committee meetings Wednesday to attend the funeral of one of the legislator’s spouses, but met Tuesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, the Senate had a regular legislative week.
The Alabama Retail Association made endorsements in two congressional races this week while polls and more commercials came out as the March 3 primaries draw near. If you haven’t already registered to vote for the primary, you must do so by Monday. If you plan to hand deliver your registration to your county board of registrars, that deadline is today. Monday is President’s Day, a state and federal holiday.
Occupational taxes, in-store arrests of shoplifters and micro markets were among the retail issues discussed this week. Your Alabama Retail Association will keep you informed throughout the session as these and other issues of interest to retailers arise. Keep reading for this week’s top stories.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
In Supreme Court Place 1 race, most voters undecided (aldailynews.com)
Senate panel passes bill allowing in-store arrests of shoplifters (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama’s 2019 holiday sales break all records (alabamaretail.org)
Ag & Industries, not Public Health, would regulate micro markets under bill (alabamaretail.org)
Year-round fireworks and increased fees for retailers in committee next week (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama’s severe weather sales tax holiday is Feb. 21-23 (alabamaretail.org)
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