Retail Report: Alabama Retail Makes Endorsements in March 3 Primary

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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Alabama Retail endorses Chris Pringle, Jeff Coleman, Cam Ward, Matt Fridy, Mary Windom and Beth Kellum in March 3 primary (

In Supreme Court Place 1 race, most voters undecided (

Voter registration deadlines: Hand-delivery deadline is today; postmark deadline is Saturday and online deadline is Monday (

House OKs requiring new city occupational taxes to go through Alabama Legislature (

Senate panel passes bill allowing in-store arrests of shoplifters (

House panel votes to prohibit private auditors from charging taxpayers for the cost of an audit (

Alabama’s 2019 holiday sales break all records (

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores seeking entertainment districts and other alcohol bills (

Ag & Industries, not Public Health, would regulate micro markets under bill (

Year-round fireworks and increased fees for retailers in committee next week (

Posting health scores below 85 on drive-through menus, allowing pet dogs in outdoor dining areas and country-of-origin labeling for prescription drugs among introductions (

CDC issues interim guidance for businesses and employers related to coronavirus  (

Alabama’s severe weather sales tax holiday is Feb. 21-23 (

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