Alabama Arise Lobbies for Grocery Tax Repeal
Tuesday the non-profit group Alabama Arise was at the state house, urging Legislators to repeal Alabama’s grocery tax.
Alabama is one of only three states in the country that has a grocery tax. The statewide grocery tax brings in an estimated $400 million dollars for the education trust fund budget.
Officials with Alabama Arise say a grocery tax is “an attack on basic survival.”
Alabama residents pay a 4% tax on groceries. There is currently a bill moving though the Legislature, that would repeal the grocery tax, but the question is how to replace the money.