Gumm proposes ending grocery tax

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

A proposal by a local state senator to end a grocery tax is receiving some widespread attention across Oklahoma.

A plan to end the state’s grocery tax made the list of 100 ideas made by Oklahomans to improve the state.

Over the course of the past year thousands of ideas were submitted, and Senator Jay Paul Gumm's proposal is number 25 on that list.

Senator Gumm says Oklahoma is one of the few states that taxes groceries. He says food should not be taxed because it is a basic necessity.

Gumm says he also believes abolishing the tax would help the economy of Oklahoma.


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  • by jackie Location: tulsa on Mar 4, 2008 at 05:01 PM
    I'm originally from Ohio, and was absolutely SHOCKED when I found out Oklahoma had a grocery tax. I believe it is the most idiotic tax there could be. Taxing food? How are we supposed to thrive when we have to pay more for our basic necessities??
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Feb 2, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    I wish Jay would get rid of the wage tax.
  • by jenny Location: ardmore on Feb 1, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    i think this is great and i sure there are a lot of people who agree. maybe more people would buy groceries in okla instead of texas. if they can save on groceries then they can afford to buy their medicines and pay their electric bills. i hope mr. gumm gets this passed .
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Feb 1, 2008 at 03:14 PM
    You dont have to raise taxes. Just cut back on state spending and programs that dont go toward helping all Oklahomans. Expand classroom sizes to 30 students, eliminate poor performing teachers.
  • by robin Location: durant on Feb 1, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    cant live with out groceries price is getting crazy have to do something the elder cant afford to eat off ssi
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:47 PM
    And how do they plan on making up for that drop in tax revenue? Increasing property taxes?
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