Utility Tax

Some Alabama utilities may be lowering their tax rates in the upcoming legislative session and that could affect Houston County residents.

The Farley Nuclear Plant is just one of many public utilities that could have lower taxes.

According to Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver, the proposed change would cut utility tax rates from 30 percent to 20 percent.

But, the move would cost Houston County more than $13 million in revenue over the next 12 years.

The legislative session begins on Feb. 1.