Modernize Alabama's taxes

In the last two weeks, Alabama legislators have spent a lot of time arguing for and against state Rep. John Knight's plan to lower grocery taxes and cap a lopsided deduction.

This might be a good time to step back and consider how Alabama's tax system became so flawed and outdated that it ranks worst for taxing workers at the poverty line and ties for worst on taxing groceries.

This Anniston Star op-ed by ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister reviews the neglect that has thrown Alabama's tax system out of whack and shows how House Bill 116 can restore balance.

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