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House committee approves cigarette tax, other revenue bills

An Alabama budget committee has approved a cigarette tax increase and other revenue bills as lawmakers try to fill a budget shortfall. The House Ways...

Robert Bentley details call for second Special Session of 2015

The office of newly beleaguered Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday afternoon released the details of the call for the upcoming Special Session. Lawmakers will reconvene...

Robert Bentley won’t retreat on taxes as budget stalemate continues

Republican Gov. Robert Bentley said he will not retreat as he battles with members of his own party over tax increases. The cuts to state...

Alabama House committee votes down cigarette tax

A legislative committee on Tuesday voted down a proposed hike in Alabama's cigarette tax, killing one of Gov. Robert Bentley's major proposals for filling...

John Rice: State government is acting more like Washington, D.C., every...

State government is acting more like Washington, D.C., every day. The state General Fund is spending close to $1 million more a day than the...

House budget panel to vote on proposed cigarette tax increase

Alabama business leaders and advocates testified Tuesday before the House’s General Fund budget committee about the economic and health consequences of increasing the cost...



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