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Governor pushing to end Kansas' high sales tax on groceries


November 7, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas families would save hundreds of dollars a year under a proposal Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined Monday to eliminate the state's unusually high sales tax on groceries.

Kelly's proposal, which would save consumers roughly $450 million a year, comes at a time when the state is flush with cash, thanks to tax collections that have exceeded expectations for months. But if a measure reducing or eliminating the tax passes the Republican-controlled Legislature, she'll face a partisan fight over credit as she seeks reelection next year.

The governor unveiled he...

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