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Further reductions in Alabama grocery tax might face political headwinds

BY: - October 12, 2023

A group that helped lead efforts to reduce Alabama’s grocery tax this fall plans to renew the fight in the next legislative session. But it may be harder to achieve this time. Alabama Arise, a nonprofit working on issues for low income people, put elimination of the state’s 3% tax on groceries on its priority […]

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Alabama grocery tax repeal efforts draw liberal and conservative groups

BY: - February 21, 2023

In an age of polarization, there’s one thing that can unite liberals and conservatives. And that’s getting rid of Alabama’s tax on groceries. The left-leaning Alabama Arise and the right-leaning Alabama Policy Institute (API) will both lobby legislators in the upcoming session to reduce or repeal the tax, which, with local sales taxes included, can […]