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TN Democrats push petition to lower state's food tax

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It's something that affects anyone who buys groceries. Tennessee House Democrats are trying to lower the sales tax on food, and they are now asking supporters to sign a new online petition.

Tennessee has one of the highest food tax rates in the country at 5 1/2 percent.

Now, some state lawmakers say because we have seen a surplus in revenue for the past several months that a portion of that money should be used to lower the food tax.

They say the amount to be lowered would be based on how much lawmakers had to spend.

Of course, a decision won't be made until the new legislative session begins.

If you want to read or sign the petition, visit: http://www.tndp.org/cut-the-grocery-tax

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