- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A House committee has approved two tax bills in the closing days of the legislative session, although neither is considered a solution to the state’s budget woes.

The House education budget committee on Wednesday approved a Senate bill aimed at getting out-of-state businesses to pay Alabama taxes.

The bill would change Alabama’s trigger on taxes from one dependent on a physical brick and mortar presence to one that depends on how much business activity is done in the state. The change will raise up to $8.5 million annually.

The committee also approved a Senate-passed bill that would do away with a tax exemption on road and county bridge projects.

Sen. Trip Pittman says it will draw down more federal dollars for infrastructure. The bills now go to the House floor.

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