9:34am

Mon March 23, 2009
WVAS Local

Grocery Tax Bill Heads for Vote

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A debate looms in the Alabama House this
week over proposed legislation that would remove the state's 4
percent sales tax from food.
Returning from spring break, lawmakers take up the controversial
food tax bill Tuesday as the first order of business.
Members will debate replacing the lost sales tax revenue by
disallowing the deduction of federal income tax from state income
tax.
The vote likely will be close and probably will break along
party lines with most Republicans, who say it is a tax increase on
their constituents, voting against it.
Supporters of the bill have said removing the sales tax would
help all Alabamians, especially those with little or no income.

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