Food sales tax bill runs into House obstacle


A bill exempting all groceries from state and local sales taxes was derailed Wednesday after it couldn't gain any traction in a House committee.

The House tax committee declined to work the Senate's food tax bill, which has drawn fire from local governments throughout the week.

Republican state Rep. Adam Smith, the committee's chair, had scheduled the bill to be worked on Wednesday afternoon.

But no one on the committee made a motion to take up the legislation when they had a chance to . . .


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