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Chairman Hutson Parker said that the county’s financial woes are likely to continue, and the commissioners have no way to generate additional revenues.He said that the commission has talked to the county’s state legislative delegation in the past about getting a tax, but was not successful.Although he supports the resource officers, he is reluctant to support a Rental Property Tax Deductions to fund them.”If you put a tax on, you can’t go back to the Legislature too quickly for another one,” Parker said.More than 40 of Alabama’s 67 counties tax tobacco sales, Commissioner Randall LouAllen said.
He said that the commission has talked to the legislators about a tobacco tax to fund parks and recreation, volunteer fire departments and the county library.LouAllen said that the Legislature passed a bill last year that would prevent counties from adding additional tobacco taxes.LouAllen said a bill is pending in the Legislature that would prohibit counties from getting additional tobacco tax money.If it passes, Wakefield’s request would be a moot point.”Maybe we need to sit down and approach this from a holistic point of view and decide what the funding needs are in this county,” LouAllen said.
The Mobile Register-University of South Alabama poll also found 54 percent of those surveyed ready to tap the country’s strategic oil reserve in order to lower prices at the pump, but those polled said they are not ready to drill for oil in the Alaskan wilderness.A Register-USA poll conducted in September 2000, just after that summer’s gas price increases, revealed that a majority of people said they had not changed their driving habits.
It’s good for these people’s personal economy because they save money on gas, and it’s good for the whole economy because it lessens the demand for gasoline.Alabama is among the cheapest states in the nation when it comes to gasoline prices, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.Alabama has the ninth-cheapest gas in the country at $1.687 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to the report.Oklahoma has the cheapest at $1.614, and California has the most expensive at $2.198.