Wednesday, a survey released indicates Alabama’s first sales tax holiday was like Christmas for state retailers, with more than sixty percent reporting a jump in sales during the long weekend.
Governor Bob Riley says the initial numbers show the sales promotion was a success, and he and other leaders are pushing for an expanded version next year.
A survey of 186 retailers statewide shows 64 percent reported an increase in sales over last year during the tax-free.
Weekend held August 4 through 6.
Riley says more local governments should participate next year.