Davis Targets Grocery Sales Tax

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Democratic candidate for governor, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, is running television ads that vow to end the state sales tax on groceries in Alabama.

The ads started running on Alabama television stations Wednesday and called the sales tax on groceries immoral. Alabama is one of only two states that fully taxes grocery purchases.

Bills to end the state's 4 cent sales tax on groceries have been mostly opposed by Republican lawmakers and have died during the past three sessions of the Alabama Legislature.

While the state charges a 4 percent sales tax, most cities and counties also charge a sales tax, making the overall tax as much as 10 percent in some areas.

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