Black caucus shutting down Alabama House
Several members of the caucus are speaking against the failure to bring the bill up on Tuesday. They have said the bill is one of their highest priorities.
Republicans have said the bill would be a tax increase on their constituents.
The sponsor, state Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, said people are spreading misinformation.
He said poor farmers were told their taxes would go up and lined the halls of the State House. Knight said baby chickens are exempt from taxes, but baby food is not.
Many members expect the shut down to keep the House from moving forward with other legislation.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen