Governor Bentley Proposes Revenue-Raising Package

Governor Robert Bentley says the revenue-raising package he plans to present early in his second term will likely cause him to pay more taxes. He isn’t saying what will be in the package he will ask the Legislature to pass. But he’s definite it won’t include property taxes. Bentley is working on a revenue plan that he says will be ready when the Republican-controlled Legislature meets in March. It will be the first major revenue plan since Governor Bob Riley proposed a $1.2 billion tax hike in 2003. Alabama voters defeated his plan by a 2-to-1 margin. Bentley takes the oath of office for his second term on January 19.

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