Gov. Bentley promoting tax-free weekend

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley delivers his State of the State address in the historic Old House Chamber in the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley delivers his State of the State address in the historic Old House Chamber in the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Robert Bentley is joining other state officials and representatives from the National Weather Service to promote Alabama’s tax-free weekend for purchasing severe weather preparedness supplies.

Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner and state Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee are slated to participate in the program Thursday at a home supplies store in Montgomery.

Alabama’s tax-free weekend for severe weather preparedness supplies begins Friday and ends Sunday night. The state is waiving its 4 percent sales tax and many cities and counties are lifting their local sales taxes.

Tax-free items include flashlights, first-aid kits, battery-powered or hand-cranked radios, plastic sheeting, batteries, duct tape, plywood, fire extinguishers, window film and coolers.

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