The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved legislation that could cut thousands of dollars in business license expenses for Alabama pharmacies. The passage may bode well for the possibility of broader business license reforms.
Meanwhile, the Alabama Legislature acted on two of its main focuses for the 2017 regular session this week. The House will take up the General Fund budget Tuesday, while prison reform legislation is ready for consideration by the full Senate. The Legislature is expected to work three legislative days next week rather than its traditional two days. For more legislative news of relevance to retailers, read This Week in Retail News below.
THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
House GOP’s healthcare reforms dominate discussion in Congress (alabamaretail.org)
Revenue Department sets April hearing for revived ‘Netflix’ rule (alabamaretail.org)
Senate OKs tax credits for hiring unemployed veterans (alabamaretail.org)
Bill to phase out state liquor stores ready for full Senate (alabamaretail.org)
Mobile sidewalk alcohol sales and other alcohol bills move (alabamaretail.org)
House approves pharmacy board requested revisions (alabamaretail.org)
Medicaid fraud expansion on the governor’s desk (alabamaretail.org)
Knock, knock: Economic ivory tower, meet retail reality (NRF/The Hill)
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