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The developer of the shopping center will receive a rebate equal to 50 percent of new sales tax revenues coming from all the businesses in the shopping center over the next 10 years, not to exceed $4 million. more

Oct 16, 2017 9:29 PM News

Jefferson County distribution to schools 9-20-17

Photo courtesy of Grady Thornton.

The money was part of $69 million of unspent proceeds from the county's previous education sales and use tax that was divided among the county's 12 school districts. more

Sep 20, 2017 7:20 PM News 1 Comments

The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday for Alabama is moving to July for the first time. more

Jun 26, 2017 5:06 PM People

Alabama Supreme Court

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The court said a law allowing Jefferson County to reroute sales tax money for schools to other county projects is not unconstitutional. more

Mar 17, 2017 10:11 PM News

Hoover City Council

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Hoover City Council President Jack Wright lashed out Friday, May 22, after the Alabama State Senate passed HB573. He says the bill reallocates much of the one-cent Jefferson County sales tax originally intended to pay off school bonds to other uses. more

May 22, 2015 9:17 PM News

Hoover City Council

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Hoover City Council President Jack Wright says a bill that would reallocate money from a 1-cent sales tax is unfair to the City of Hoover. Hoover generates $20 million for the tax, but would only receive $2.4 million for city schools, he said. more

May 19, 2015 2:07 AM News 2 Comments

Alabama shoppers can expect to find back to school deals the first weekend of August. The eighth annual sales tax holiday will take place from Aug. 2-4. more

Jul 30, 2013 12:00 AM News

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