LAWMAKERS, CITIES CLASH ON OCCUPATIONAL TAX

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers moved forward with an attempt to block Montgomery’s proposed occupational tax.

The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-2 to advance the House-passed bill that would prevent cities from implementing occupational taxes without the approval of the Alabama Legislature.

It is the latest power struggle between the Alabama Legislature and cities over local control. The mayors of the state’s ten largest cities sent legislators an open letter against the legislation.

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2/18/2020 4:28:38 PM (GMT -6:00)

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