Representative McGirl Talks About Food Tax Elimination Bill

(Jefferson City) A Missouri House bill, that if passed would eliminate sales tax on food, has made it over one hurdle.

The House Ways and Means Committee has given approval of the legislation which is sponsored by State Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman of Arnold.

Representative Mike McGirl of Potosi chair’s the Ways and Means Committee.

Backers of this bill believe it would save Missourians about 144-million dollars each year on grocery purchases.

This week, the Missouri Legislature is on spring break.

Lawmakers will return to Jefferson City next Monday with less than two months to go until the end of this year’s session.

The last day is Friday, May 13th.