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Legislative Candidates Support Changing Sales Tax on Food

Group says state and local sales taxes are increasing grocery bills by up to 11 percent. (photo: Mike Sherry, Heartland Health Monitor)

There appears to be widespread bipartisan support among Kansas legislative candidates for exempting food from the statewide sales tax or at least reducing the rate. Details from Heartland Health Monitor’s Jim McLean.



Jim McLean is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka. He's also a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW, KCPT Public Television and the KHI News Service — strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues. Read more about this story here.

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