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Tennessee House Republicans defeat accelerated cuts to sales tax on groceries

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NASHVILLE, TN. (Times Free Press) -- House Republicans Thursday defeated Democrats' efforts to accelerate cuts to the state's sales tax on groceries.

The proposal was tabled on a 62-33 vote. The bill dealt with legislation affecting the state budget.

Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, earlier argued for the amendment, saying he doesn't think Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan for reducing the state's sales tax on groceries goes far enough.

Haslam is proposing to cut the tax from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent in the budget taking affect July 1. Then, Haslam plans to reduce it another quarter cent in the 2013-2014 budget

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