Lawmakers push for tax cut on groceries

How would you like to skip the state sales tax at the supermarket? Lawmakers at the Oklahoma State Capitol are working on plans to potentially make that happen.

It doesn’t happen often at the Capitol, but some Republicans and Democrats are actually agreeing on something: a tax cut that could save every Oklahoman when they make a run to the store.

There are currently three bills on the docket that would cut the 4.5% state sales tax on groceries.

“This helps every Oklahoma family, if you buy groceries and every Oklahoma family buys groceries,” said Sen. Greg Treat, President Pro Tempore.

“We’ve cut income taxes. We’ve cut corporate taxes. It’s time to pick the one that hits folks who are making less,” said Rep. Emily Virgin, House Minority Leader.

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