Bill to end grocery tax moving in Ala. legislature

New York Times article

A Montgomery legislator and a group representing Alabama's poor have no expiration date on their efforts to remove the state sales tax from groceries. They are trying for the 12th year.

The House Education Appropriations Committee used a voice vote Wednesday to approve a sales tax bill by Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery. Knight's bill would make up the lost sales tax revenue by raising the income taxes paid by the wealthiest 4 percent of Alabamians. The income tax hike doesn't fly with many Republicans.

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