Bill to make Forever Wild pay property taxes gets favorable report from House committee

February 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Alabama House State Government Committee voted to give a favorable report to a bill that would make lands held by the Forever Wild program pay property taxes.

The bill’s sponsor is state Government Committee Chairman Mark Tuggle, R-Alexander City.

Chairman Tuggle said that House Bill 362 is a constitutional amendment, so it has to be voted on by the people of Alabama to go into effect.

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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Strange

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Alabama Forestry Association urged their membership to vote for U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala.

“The headline in the Montgomery Advertiser on October 6, 2014 read ‘U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alabama school-funding case.’ We can (and should) thank Luther Strange for this victory,” the group wrote in a release on their website.

“There have been several important landmark dates in the history of the Alabama Forestry Association; the election that defeated Bob Riley’s $1 billion tax hike (Amendment One) and the transfer of power in the Statehouse in 2010 come quickly to mind,” the AFA wrote “However, the final disposition of the Lynch v. State of Alabama lawsuit has to be the most important for Alabama’s landowners.”

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