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Did Your Income Recover From The Great Recession of 2007?

Recovery was uneven, reports PEW, Alabama at 1..2%--- Near The Bottom

But several other state grew at even a slower rate, or not at all.: The other slowest-growing states, with annualized rates of 1 percent or less, were Mississippi (0.9 percent) and Illinois, Louisiana, and West Virginia (each at 1.0 percent). Comparing Alabama with the surrounding states as far as the change in tax revenue from each state’s peak quarter, adjusted…

PEW: Alabama’s Tax Recovery from The Recession is Slow

State is minus 5.3% from collection peak

A report on tax collections from PEW indicates the states’ combined collections show an increase of 6.3 per cent in purchasing power for every dollar they collect compared to the 2008 peak collections. But the results vary state to state. Alabama is still 5.3 cents per dollar behind.   “…..growth over the two fiscal years was exceptionally weak. Slow growth…

Another Poor Health Rating for Alabama

Only Mississippi is lower ranked.

The report comes from “Stateline”, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. It names Hawaii as the healthiest state and Mississippi as the least healthy,      But Alabama is right behind our neighbor state to the West, ranked 50th.   They report: “VCU and the Urban Institute recently released the first of nine reports examining the states according to…

A Sales Tax on Food

Alabama is one of the few states that charge a tax on the stuff we eat.

Stateline, an online site of The Pew Charitable Trusts, focuses on Alabama in a story about the handful of states that charge the same sales tax on food as everything else: “Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota tax groceries at the same rate as the sales tax on all purchases, according to the Tax Foundation. Arkansas, Illinois,…