MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Grocers Association has
endorsed legislation to remove the state sales tax from groceries
and over-the-counter medicines.
The association's legislative committee chairman, Greg
Gregerson, says the bill would help families struggling to pay for
necessities, including groceries. Gregerson says Alabama is one of
two states with a full sales tax on groceries.
The bill by Democratic Rep. John Knight of Montgomery would
replace the lost sales tax revenue by requiring the wealthiest
Alabamians to pay more state income tax. His bill has been approved
by a House committee and is awaiting action in the House.