House Votes to Remove State Sales Tax from Groceries

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama voters will decide whether to remove the state sales tax from groceries if the proposal receives final approval in the Senate.

The proposal would be on the ballot in the November 4th general election.

The House voted 63-38 yesterday to approve the proposed constitutional amendment that would lower the overall tax bill for low and middle income state residents, while increasing taxes for the more well-to-do taxpayers.

To make up for the lost grocery store tax revenue, the amendment would end the state income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid.

The bill received the exact number of "yes" votes needed - 63 - to pass a constitutional amendment.

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