Local food sales tax back in play as lawmakers negotiate tax bill


House and Senate negotiators late Monday afternoon tentatively agreed on a tax compromise that includes exempting state and local sales taxes from groceries, a measure that was ardently opposed by local governments.

House members agreed to the Senate's position, which called for ending all sales taxes on groceries on food starting Jan. 1 of next year.

The Senate proposal failed to get any traction in the House committee earlier this year.

Senators indicated that they would like to run the food sales tax . . .


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