• Legislator: Abolition of grocery tax could bankrupt small towns

    By: Rick Maranon


    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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