A GOP proposal to cut the sales tax imposed on groceries by some cities passed its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature, but it may meet a veto stamp on the ninth floor. || Photo by Pexels
By Jakob Thorington || Arizona Capitol Times
A Republican proposal to cut sales tax imposed on groceries by some cities passed its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature, but it may meet a veto stamp on the ninth floor.
The House of Representatives passed the measure to cut the food tax, Senate Bill 1063, on party lines 31-29 Wednesday afternoon. The bill is one of the major policy goals legislative Republicans are seeking this year in addition to cutting taxes imposed on rental leases.
“Families are struggling every day to put food on the table. There is nothing that can provide them relief like this bill,” Republican Majority Leader Leo Biasiucci, R-Lake Havasu City, said on the House floor Wednesday. “To a lot of those families, (this bill) is the difference between putting gas in their car; the difference between taking their child to soccer; the difference in a lot of things that make our families work,” he continued.
Biasiucci is sponsoring a mirror bill in the House and Senate Bill 1063 was substituted for his bill. The bill passed in the Senate and now moves to Gov. Katie Hobbs.