New Tax Proposal in Alabama

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Alabama Governor Bob Riley is once again talking about lowering taxes on working families. But his latest proposal isn't without controversy and comes with quite a price tag. The Governor's proposal includes lowering taxes on families making less than $100,000 annually and eliminating the state income tax on the first $10,000 of retirement income. His plans take five years to fully implement and would cost $205 million. Some in the education community are concerned that these tax cuts will be paid for by cuts to the State's education budget. Questions also remain about whether or not the proposal provides targeted tax relief for Alabama families in need. Let's hope Governor Riley actually does more than talk about tax fairness and finds a way to pay for cuts without harming Alabama's children.

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