Retail Report: Snow interrupts second week of the session

Monday night, the governor declared a state of emergency in Alabama in advance of snow and ice that blanketed much of the state starting Tuesday. The Alabama Legislature was able to meet briefly Tuesday and Thursday. All committee meetings planned for Wednesday were canceled when state offices shut down because of impassable roads. Many of those meetings have been rescheduled for next week.

One of the state’s operating plans, the General Fund budget (SB178), did get introduced this week. Legislative leaders are still operating under their strategy to address state budgets and end the session early so those lawmakers seeking re-election can campaign in advance of the June 5 primary.

Keep reading for the issues that did see action this week that may relate to your business.

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House votes to double tax credit for hiring veterans (

Cities object to changes to Alabama’s voluntary use tax (

Supreme Court will decide if online retailers must collect sales tax (

Bills would limit evidence in commercial property tax appeals  (

Longtime state Rep. George Bandy dies at 72 (

Alabama Legislature could see high number of retirements (

Alabama House bill would alter state primary system (

Sunday alcohol sales bills for Fort Payne, Childersburg, Ozark and Dale County moving (

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 Alabama Retail Report


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