House panel passes bill phasing out food sales tax


A House committee on Tuesday approved a plan for a slight cut in the state sales tax while gradually lowering the sales tax on food with a goal of eliminating it within three years.

The House tax committee passed out a bill late Tuesday afternoon that cuts the state sales tax by two-tenths of a penny to 6.3% beginning July 1 while starting a slow reduction in the sales tax on food over time.

The committee turned aside more aggressive proposals to reduce the sales . . .


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