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State Sen. Jones carrying bill to allow ADMH, ADVA to collaborate to support veterans — 'These men and women who have served deserve our help and support'

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) is carrying legislation that would assist veterans suffering from the many mental health issues associated with military service who lack treatment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Proposed bill would allow State Auditor to demand repayment for stolen or lost state property

Members of the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development will consider legislation on Wednesday allowing the Office of State Auditor to attempt to recoup negligent loss or theft of state property.

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Senate passes state income tax exemption for active duty National Guard, reserve pay

The Alabama Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that provides a state income tax exemption for active duty pay for National Guard and Reservists.

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House gambling legislation faces 'uphill battle' in Senate

Comprehensive gambling legislation sailed through the House last week, but the Senate isn’t in a rush yet to advance the proposals.

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No second grocery tax cut for Alabama shoppers in 2024

Alabama shoppers won’t be seeing a second penny cut from the grocery tax in 2024.

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Planning for Sweet Trails Alabama system begins

State and local officials have begun planning a possible Sweet Trails Alabama system that would eventually connect all 67 counties.

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State Sen. Jones: 'I hope a future where we’re at 0% for grocery taxes is on the way'

Members of the Joint Study Commission on Grocery Taxation met on Tuesday for their first meeting of the quadrennium to begin considering the feasibility of eliminating the state’s sales tax on groceries.

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Ivey signs grocery tax cut into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signed grocery tax cut legislation passed during the final days of the legislative session into law on Thursday.

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Amended grocery tax cut bill passes Senate

The Senate unanimously passed amended legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Thursday.

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Grocery tax cut bill passes Senate committee as potential amendments loom

Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.

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Alabama House, Senate form commission to study grocery tax elimination

The Alabama House and Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday forming a commission to study possible elimination of the state’s sales tax on groceries.

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State Sen. Jones: Grocery tax cut bill to get ‘moving as quickly as we can’

A new grocery tax cut proposal by State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) was introduced late last week with the entire Senate signed on as co-sponsors.

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Proposed grocery tax bill would cut state rate by 2% — ‘Our goal is to get rid of the whole thing’

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation Thursday that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries in half over time.

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Occupational tax bill clears State Senate committee with substitution, amendment

The approved amendment would delay application of the 1% cap for cities with outstanding debt secured by occupational taxes until the January after the final payment on the debt is made.

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State Sen. Jones files bill capping local occupational taxes at 1%

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation that would reduce existing local occupational taxes incrementally down to 1% and exempt some employees from the tax.

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State Sen. Jones considering 1% cap on occupational taxes as compromise with mayors — 'I’d like the whole enchilada, but politics is the art of compromise'

While some state officials argue for tax cuts in light of Alabama’s $2.7 billion budget surplus, State Sen. Andrew Jones is look for relief elsewhere by eliminating occupational taxes.

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Gadsden Mayor Ford, State Sen. Jones battle over effort to phase out occupational taxes — 'Taxes on people for the privilege of being employed'

Occupational taxes are local taxes businesses and service providers pay to operate within a municipality. For Gadsden, they account for nearly 30% of the annual budget — roughly $15 million.

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Three possible tax cuts in Alabama in 2023

Alabama was one of the only southeastern states in 2021 and 2022 to not offer its citizens any major, broad-based sales or income tax relief despite large state budget surpluses recently.

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State Sen. Jones plans bill to phase out occupational taxes

Many Alabamians may soon find some financial relief if State Sen. Andrew Jones' (R-Centre) bill to reduce municipal occupational taxes makes it through the Legislature next session.

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API endorses grocery tax repeal

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced it supports a bill repealing the tax on groceries. API added the bill to its annual legislative...

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Bill to phase out municipal occupation taxes gets held over in committee

Proposed legislation that would gradually phase out municipal occupation taxes stalled in committee earlier this week with  legislators...

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Bill seeks to abolish the office of State Auditor

Legislation has been pre-filed for an amendment to the Alabama Constitution of 1901 that would abolish the office of State Auditor....

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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Andrew Jones for State Senate

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Monday announced its endorsement of Republican State Sen. Andrew Jones...