House panel backs grocery tax repeal

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While the prices of goods and services continue to rise, Alabama may see a decrease in the cost of groceries.

Alabama Arise, a lobbying group for the state's poor, and a lawmaker in Montgomery have proposed a bill that would prohibit the placing of sales tax on groceries statewide.

On March 31, the state House Education Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the proposed bill, which is sponsored by Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery.

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