Stitt Renews Call to End Tax on Grocery Sales to Help Fight Inflation

News 9 - September 27, 2022 4:22 pm

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced a “call for action” to fight against inflation Tuesday morning.

The governor called for an end to the state grocery tax in a speech delivered on the front steps of the state Capitol.

Related Story: Gov. Stitt Asks Lawmakers To End Grocery Tax, Reduce Income Tax In Special Session

The House and Senate have already passed legislation to end the grocery

Governor Stitt said on twitter “I’m once again calling for action on inflation relief to help Oklahomans hurt by Biden’s inflation. Now is the time to eliminate the state grocery tax!”

“The state grocery tax is a regressive tax. In other words, it harms people on a lower income. People spend a higher percentage of their income on groceries than folks on the higher income,” Stitt said.

Related Story: Bill Eliminating State Grocery Sales Tax Advances Out Of Committee

Stitt said eliminating the grocery tax could save families hundreds of dollars per year.

 

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