PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to strip cities and towns of their ability to tax residential rentals and grocery store food.

Payson would lose $2.3 million in revenues if the measure becomes law – which is about half the cost of the town’s fire department. That amounts to about 16% of its current sales tax receipts. Almost all that loss stems from the tax on food.

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Dave Golembewski

I thought the Democratic Party was For Helping the People and they vote against repealing the grocery tax . Democrats stand for Tax and Spend . They said the state has been giving Towns 3% more in revenue to make up for the loss of the regressive evil grocery tax . It’s all a lie and a smokescreen to keep it . It doesn’t pay our fire department it just adds to funding our wasteful bureaucratic hiring and Yuuge raises to salaries well over 100k already 🤠🙏🇺🇸

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