The mayors of the state’s largest cities squared off with lawmakers this week over legislation that would require municipalities to adopt a local legislative law before imposing an occupational tax. The Alabama Senate is posed for a final debate on the legislation, while the city of Montgomery approved a 1% occupational tax this week that the mayor said had more to do with home rule than imposing a tax.
Meanwhile, in the midst of Severe Weather Preparedness Awareness Week, Alabama’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to flooding. Alabama’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparedness supplies begins today and continues through Sunday.
Your Alabama Retail Association will continue to keep you informed as these and other issues of interest to retailers arise. Keep reading for this week’s top stories.
THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Either chamber could debate placing micro markets under Ag & Industries (alabamaretail.org)
Panel votes to increase fireworks fees; year-round fireworks in committee (alabamaretail.org)
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