At the halfway point of the Alabama Legislature’s 2022 regular session, one chamber has approved a record general operating budget for the state and the education budget is scheduled to be in committee next week.
Another whirlwind, three-day legislative week also included consideration of several hot-button topics. The Legislature has completed 15 of the 30 allowed legislative days for a regular session.
Alabama Retail Association board members were in the mix this week as well with Jheovanny Gomez testifying about how lowering the alcohol server age in restaurants by just one year would help him find and retain needed employees.
Meanwhile, Susan Anderson and her husband, Mark, were among the hosts for a fundraiser this week for Alabama-Retail-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate, Katie Britt. The event was at the Anderson’s Dothan store, Eagle Eye Outfitters.
The House returns at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and the Senate at 2:30 for the 16th legislative day of the 2022 regular session.
Next week, the governor is expected to sign legislation into law that would exempt 75% of Alabama businesses from business personal property tax beginning Oct. 1, 2023.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Federal earned income/dependent care tax credits safe from state income tax (alabamaretail.org)
Budget panel will consider eliminating minimum business privilege tax next week (alabamaretail.org)
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