Legislator: Abolition of grocery tax could bankrupt small towns

By: Rick Maranon

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • You could soon pay less at the grocery store, but at what cost?
  • FOX23 found that tax cuts could mean cuts for police and fire services across Oklahoma.
  • This comes after Governor Mary Fallin announced a plan to abolish the sales tax on groceries.
  • Families could save between $350 and $700 each year.
  • Small towns and cities, on the other hand, could go bankrupt, according to Republican Mike Schulz, Oklahoma Senate Pro Tempore.
  • Some small towns and communities only gain sizable tax revenue from grocery tax.

 


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