Food sales tax emerges as issue in governor’s race

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The state's sales tax on groceries has emerged as a centerpiece in the race for governor as Democratic incumbent Laura Kelly and Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt have seized on the idea of reducing it or eliminating it altogether.

Appearing at a Dillons grocery store in Topeka, Kelly called for eliminating the state's 6.5% sales tax on groceries at an estimated cost of $450 million a year.

The announcement mirrored her 2018 campaign pledge to lower the tax that was featured in campaign ads.

"I cannot emphasize enough what this bill will do for our Kansas families . . .

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