Bill to remove State grocery tax may return next year

May 28, 2013

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The end of this year's legislative session left several issues unresolved, and lawmakers say they're looking to revisit them during the next session. Democratic Rep. John Knight says he'll look to again introduce a bill aimed at reducing or eliminating sales taxes on groceries. Knight says people using food stamps don't pay taxes on groceries and people earning higher incomes can afford the tax. He says middle class people and those working multiple jobs to make ends meet are most seriously impacted by the tax. Some bills that are introduced annually only to die at the end of each session eventually do pass. This session saw the enactment of Caylee's Law, a bill that requires missing children to be reported promptly.