A proposal in the Kansas Legislature would lower the state sales tax rate on food from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent. But even if the proposed 5.5 percent food tax becomes law, Kansas would still have one of the highest tax rates on food in the United States.
For all the talk among lawmakers about taking a "bite" out of the cost of groceries, the plan closest to passing amounts could amount to just a "nibble". The savings for many families could be less than $100, or $1.92-per-week saved with one percent decrease on food sales tax.
The proposed legislation is Senate Bill 22, what people are saying is a large, highly controversial measure that makes numerous changes to the state's tax code. The House approved the bill last week, and the Senate could vote aytime to send it to Gov. Laura Kelly.