UPDATED: House committee adds food sales tax cut to ‘windfall’ bill

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(Updated to reflect committee action; clarifies governor's position on food sales tax; edits throughout)

A House committee on Monday sweetened a bill returning a so-called revenue windfall to the taxpayers by cutting the sales tax on food, adding an incentive for a reluctant governor to sign the bill.

The House tax committee deadlock at 11 - with Chairman Steve Johnson breaking the tie - to cut the state sales tax on food by 1 percentage point starting in October 2019.

The committee also added a tax on out-of-state Internet sales to cover the cost, although it's uncertain . . .


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