Birmingham businesses react to 2018 corporate tax cuts

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Investment in everyone, thanks to reduced tax burdens?  Via Y’all Connect

While tax cuts for corporations have been criticized in the commercial media and on many social platforms, not everything is bad!  Two of Birmingham’s largest employers have announced some form of increased compensation for their employees.

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Jefferson County’s $100 million school tax vote set for March 7

Mark your calendars for March 7, Jefferson county voters. Because that’s the day school officials need voter approval to continue levying two district taxes and two county-wide taxes that provide basic education funding.

The combined taxes produce more than $100 million annually, and that money is shared by each district according to student population.

If you’re headed to the polls, you may be asking: Are these taxes new? And, what exactly is being funded with them?

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Would repealing Alabama’s grocery tax eat away education money?

This week Governor Bentley signed an Executive Order creating a task force to study a tax repeal on groceries.

He also presented this plan during his recent State of the State address on February 7, and at least one Senator said it will take money away from schools.

Governor Robert Bentley, image via Flicker

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