Members of the Millbrook City Council unanimously passed a one-cent city sales tax increase on Tuesday morning at a special-called meeting in an attempt to beat Gov. Kay Ivey’s possible signature on grocery tax cut legislation passed by the House and Senate last week.
The Senate unanimously passed amended legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Thursday.
Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.
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.
The Alabama House of Representatives passed the long-awaited bill to cut the state tax on food in half by 2025.
According to Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, the Alabama Education Association was working to kill an effort to reduce the state's share of the burden of the grocery tax on consumers.
Members of the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee passed legislation that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.
A bill to cut the grocery tax in half over the next four years has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.
The grocery tax repeal is one of few issues that has widespread bipartisan support. It’s time for the legislature to make it a reality.
Legislation that would cut the state’s portion of the sales tax on groceries in half is expected to start in the House this week.
While efforts to reduce tax liability, mainly Alabama's portion of the tax applied to groceries, have picked up steam in the recent weeks in the Alabama Legislature, Gov. Kay Ivey is missing from the discussion.
More than halfway through the 2023 regular legislative session, strong momentum is building to partially repeal the state’s 4% sales tax on groceries.
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.
State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation Thursday that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries in half over time.
Alabamians have made it clear that they don’t want a rebate check. Top lawmakers are now on the same page. Will Gov. Ivey listen?
There’s been more “serious conversations” about eliminating the state sales tax on groceries than “any year since I’ve been in the Legislature,” according to House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).
Since Gov Kay Ivey suggested a $200 tax rebate for Alabamians, debate has raged on the benefits of tax rebates over against tax cuts, specifically cuts on the state’s grocery tax.
It is clear to see why Alabama voters strongly prefer repealing the state’s sales tax on groceries over receiving a one-time rebate check. Will lawmakers listen to their constituents?
A new poll by the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) shows most voters in Alabama want lawmakers to cut the grocery tax and are not as concerned about getting a tax rebate check.
It is a positive development that Alabama lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are presenting serious proposals to reduce the tax burden of Alabamians.
The state sales tax on some groceries would be gradually eliminated under legislation filed on Tuesday.
How many groceries are left untaxed or reduced by the state depends on what definition legislators use for food in possible grocery tax reduction or elimination legislation in the next couple of months.
State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Monday at the March 2023 South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series luncheon.
Alabama is one of the only states to charge a sales tax on “essential” foods like milk and eggs, but as food prices soar due to inflation, one state senator has drafted a bill to lift the tax burden.
State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) said what has been said about him and his involvement in a local grocery tax cut is not accurate.
A 2% decrease in grocery tax went into effect last November for the city of Clay. The council approved cutting its grocery tax in half after failed attempts by the state legislature to cut the grocery tax statewide.
Alabama House Democrats called for a repeal of the state’s sales tax on groceries on Monday.