House panel to consider bill to remove grocery tax

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to
remove the state's 4 percent sales tax from groceries is set to be
considered in a Alabama House committee.

The House Education Appropriations Committee will on Wednesday
take up the bill that would remove the sales tax from groceries.

The bill would replace the lost revenue by removing from some
taxpayers the deduction for federal income taxes paid.

The issue was one of the most contentious discussed by the
Legislature last year.

It came up for a vote four times in the House, but supporters failed to get enough votes to bring it up for debate.

The bill by Democratic Rep. John Knight of Montgomery is mostly
supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.

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