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Lobbyist Money Help  

Food tax is reduced, not eliminated

September 30, 1997
By: Jennifer Sheffield
State Capital Bureau

Grocery shoppers expecting to pay no sales tax, will get to the register needing a few more nickels and dimes.

Jennifer Sheffield explains in Jefferson City.
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A two dollar loaf of bread in the super market aisle will not cost two dollars at the register despite a cut in the state food tax.

The 3-cent reduction does not eliminate education, conservation, and local taxes added to the price of food.

The state's Budget Director is Mark Ward.

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Contents: There are taxes ear-marked by the state and local governments which will remain in place.

On average, you'll see a tax decrease of three percent. That will save you six cents on a two dollar loaf of bread.

I'm Jennifer Sheffield in Jefferson City.