New System Simplifies Filing Taxes for Alabama Businesses

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments ›› Admin

If you are a business owner in the state of Alabama, odds are you recently received a letter in the mail from the Department of Revenue notifying you that beginning October 1, 2013 businesses and retailers can file their taxes through the new Optional Network Election for Single Point Online Transactions (ONE SPOT) system. This ...

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2013 Legislative Session Recap

May 28, 2013 No Comments ›› Admin

The 2013 legislative session adjourned at midnight on May 20. Overall, there were 1,176 bills introduced in the House and Senate. Of those bills, 156 general bills, 24 Sunset bills, three Constitutional Amendments and 114 local bills passed. I am proud of what my legislative colleagues and I were able to accomplish this session by ...

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Jefferson County’s troubles could affect Shelby County

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell Shelby County Reporter August 9, 2011 As a direct neighbor, Shelby County stands to be significantly impacted by Jefferson County’s ongoing sewer debt crisis. If this issue were to go unresolved it would have a detrimental effect on all of Alabama and our ability to borrow money for capital improvement projects. Our credit rating has ...

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Legislators light up chamber meeting

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

By Neal Wagner Shelby County Reporter June 29, 2011 Shelby County’s legislators said they are still exhausted from a “historic” legislative session, and agreed setting the state’s general fund and education budgets were among the hardest things they have done as they spoke to members of the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce June 29. District 15 state Sen. Slade ...

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Editorial: Montgomery shares blame in bankruptcy

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

Written by Scott Buttram Trussville Tribune November 21, 2011 The current Jefferson County Commission apprised of Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens, David Carrington, Sandra Little Brown and George Bowman ran for office with their eyes wide open. There was a singular looming issue they were all willing to face and attempt to solve. The Jefferson County sewer crisis. With the new group ...

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Bankruptcy’s impact on Jefferson County, state

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell Trussville Tribune November 17, 2011 Last week, the Jefferson County Commission voted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy after an ongoing struggle to solve the sewer debt crisis that has plagued the county for years. As I’ve stated before, I became involved in the Jefferson County sewer crisis even before I ran for state senate, believing ...

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Government must live within its means

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell Trussville Tribune November 2, 2011 We are all facing tough economic times, and the state of Alabama is no exception.  Our budget outlook for the next few years is dismal to say the least and spending is down across the board, so like thousands of families across Alabama, we must cut back in order to make ...

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Resolving the Jefferson County sewer crisis

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell Trussville Tribune October 20, 2011 For more than two years, and even before I was elected state senator, I have worked tirelessly to find a solution to the escalating Jefferson County sewer crisis. After researching it thoroughly and trying to find a reasonable solution, it soon became apparent that this is not just a Jefferson County ...

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Downtown revitalization has extraordinary potential

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell Trussville Tribune October 5, 2011 I was recently updated regarding the plans for the revitalization of downtown Trussville and I could not be more excited. Currently, the Alabama Metropolitan Planning Organization has designated state funds to add a right turn lane on North Chalkville Road. The turn lane will run from Vann Circle to the intersection at ...

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Commission’s vote a step in right direction

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell Trussville Tribune September 22, 2011 The Jefferson County Commission voted Friday to accept a settlement agreement with creditors to solve the escalating sewer debt crisis. I am very pleased with the commission’s decision to settle rather than filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. From the beginning, I have advocated that we try to reach ...

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