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Thu May 19, 2005
Organizer Tries New Tact to Remove Grocery Sales Tax
Laramie, Wy – A petition drive to remove the sales tax
from groceries will begin by June 1st.
That's according to the organizer, Democratic state Representative Ann Robinson of Casper.
Wyoming is one of 13 states with no exemption or reduction of the sales tax on food.
Robinson says with mineral revenues so high, now is the time to remove the grocery tax. She says it's a straightforward way to distribute some of that mineral wealth directly to the people.
The lawmaker says the average family of four would save about 240-dollars a year, which Robinson says could help offset increased costs of prescription drugs, utilities and property taxes.
Robinson decided to launch the petition drive after failing six
times to persuade fellow lawmakers to remove the tax.