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A bill to ban taxes on food passes Arizona Senate

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 11:13am

The Arizona Senate passed a bill that would ban cities from imposing taxes on food.

One of the bill’s sponsors, Republican Sen. Sonny Borrelli, says this would be for items like bread and eggs. 

“What this does is exempts a tax on essential items for people to survive and live," Borrelli said. 

The bill’s passage fell on party lines. The measure uses broader language to apply the tax ban to all food items intended for home consumption, and certain non-alcoholic beverages. 

Democrats say taking away the cities' ability to impose taxes on food will mean a significant loss of municipal revenue. The measure now moves to the House.

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