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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 16, 2006
5:41 PM

CONTACT:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Shannon Spillane of CBPP, 202-408-1080, spillane@cbpp.org

 
CBPP to Hold Conference Call Briefing: Alabama Taxes Income of Poor More Than Any Other State
 

WASHINGTON - February 16 - WHAT: Conference Call Briefing

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. (CT), 3 p.m. (ET)

Register: http://www.cbpp.org/confcall.htm

Alabama Taxes Income of Poor More Than Any Other State

WHO:

-- Jason Levitis, policy analyst and counsel to the State Fiscal Project, CBPP

-- Kimble Forrister, state coordinator, Alabama Arise

-- Nicholas Johnson, drector, State Fiscal Project, CBPP

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a conference call briefing on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET) to discuss state income tax burdens Alabama imposes on families living near or below the poverty line.

During the call, analysts will discuss a new Center study that examines the 42 states that levy income taxes and finds that Alabama's 2005 "tax thresholds" (the income level at which families begin owing taxes) are the lowest in the country by a greater margin than ever before.

Proposals from the governor as well as leading state legislators to substantially increase income tax thresholds and reduce income taxes paid by low-income families will also be discussed during the call.

To participate, please register by e-mailing spillane@cbpp.org, or calling the media team at 202-408-1080.

Register on-line at http://www.cbpp.org/confcall.htm.

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