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,…