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My Turn: The election's ballot proposition to ponder

...and "wants." We could increase taxes on non-necessity items. The vast majority of states with a sales tax either exempt food altogether, or have a lower tax rate on food, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators. Other states have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-20/my-turn-elections-ballot-proposition-
Opinion
Rep. Beth Kerttula

...exemptions for prescriptions and maybe other medicines too. ... Finally, one thing Juneau doesn't do and should do is exempt food. So with very broad exemptions, I might consider it. I'm not going to say I'll accept it, but I might consider...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060103/sta_legkerttula.shtml
News
Tax break on food unlikely in 2009

The Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee shied away Wednesday from a proposal to exempt food from sales tax in light of a new estimate putting the annual cost at $5 million. Sarah Chambers, the exemption's strongest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011509/loc_377689493.shtml
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