State Budget

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Report: Alabama’s Internet sales taxes benefitting rural counties, costing cities

BY: - May 22, 2023

Alabama’s Internet sales taxes have created winners and losers, according to a report released Monday from the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA). The report said that the state’s 8% tax on online goods, or the Simplified Sellers Use Tax (SSUT), has benefitted rural counties with little commercial activity, but reduced revenues to communities […]

Alabama House approves General Fund budget with 2% state employee pay raise

BY: - April 26, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously approved the General Fund budget for next year and a bill increasing spending for other agencies. The House voted 105-0 for HB 124, sponsored by Ways and Means General Fund Chairman Rex Reynolds, R-Huntsville, which provides $3 billion to the General Fund budget that provides broad funding increases […]

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House committee approves General Fund budget

BY: - April 20, 2023

The House Ways and Means General Fund committee Wednesday approved a $3 billion General Fund budget that would provide broad funding increases for most state agencies. HB 124, sponsored by Chairman Rex Reynolds, R-Huntsville, is a “good, sound budget for Alabama,” he said. The total increase of about $15 million from the Gov. Kay Ivey’s […]