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Eliminating Kansas’ food sales tax has gained bipartisan support as a way to combat inflation and rising costs at the grocery store.
Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly recently rolled out her administration’s plan to “axe the food tax,” which is 6.5% – a move estimated to save $500 a year for the average Kansas family.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican who’s running for governor, has also called for the legislature to eliminate or significantly reduce food taxes during the 2022 session.
“Everywhere I go, I hear from Kansans who are having trouble making ends meet because the Biden administration’s policies have triggered inflation,” Schmidt said earlier this month, according to the Leavenworth Times. “Everybody buys groceries, but they tend to be a bigger portion of a family’s budget when the budget is smaller.
So this is something that we can do right now in Kansas in order to help working Kansas families deal with the Biden administration’s inflationary policies.” more