Rep. Chatfield: Proactive local food tax ban helps families

State Rep. Lee Chatfield today joined his colleagues on the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee in voting for legislation that prohibits local governments from assessing a tax on the manufacture and sale of food and beverages.

Chatfield, who chairs the committee, said the bill, a first of its kind in the nation to proactively prevent local taxes, will help families struggling to make ends meet continue to put food on the table without added strain to their pocketbooks.

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