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Published on Mar 9, 2011
Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by leaders of the State Senate, called on the House of Delegates Wednesday to pass a one cent decrease in the food tax. The State Senate amended H.B. 2971, a bill defining "durable medical equipment," to include the tax decrease. Tomblin proposed the 1 percent decrease in the state food tax from 3 percent to 2 percent as part of his FY2012 budget. If passed, the tax decrease would occur in the middle of FY2012, cutting $11 million in tax revenue, then $26 million each year after. The original food tax reduction bill, H.B. 2649, died in the House Finance Committee.