State has long way to go to make taxes fair

Tuscaloosa News editorial

The debate over sales, income and especially property taxes has gone on for years in Alabama, with proponents of a more progressive system saying a larger burden of the tax load should be shifted to ad valorem taxes, while defenders of the status quo say all we need is across-the-board cuts and everything will be fine.

But here are some sobering facts, released recently by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C.

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