Last night at the State of the State address, Governor Robert Bentley spoke on a myriad of issues; from prison construction to opioid abuse, and even on the role of Alabama in stopping illegal Immigration across the Southern border. But the part of his speech that got the most attention from the general public was when he said he would eliminate sales taxes on groceries. This is part of the Governor’s plant tackle entrenched poverty.
The Governor said: “I want to remove the state tax on food. Every family in Alabama should be able to find a good job and feed their families without being overly taxed.”
Many were in support of the move by the governor, including Pastor and community organizer Pastor Herman Henderson. “We are prepared to go the legislature, march and protest with the governor.” Henderson said.
The Governor was given a standing ovation at the end of the hour long speech.