Lowering food sales tax may have to wait

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As much as Gov. Laura Kelly wants to reduce the sales tax on food, it may take a while before the state is positioned to give Kansans a break on their grocery purchases.

Kelly ran for governor last year airing ads promising to lower the state's 6.5 percent sales tax on food. But how soon she can move on the idea is a different matter.

Last week, Budget Director Larry Campbell — echoing comments the governor made earlier — made it clear that the time is not right significant tax policy changes as the state rebounds from years of fiscal . . .

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