A governor's commission tasked with finding ways to save the state money is recommending a sales tax on groceries.
Governor Ned Lamont said during his campaign he wouldn't raise income taxes or raid the state's reserve funds in order to shore up the one-and-a-half billion-dollar budget deficit.
So to make up for the shortfall, his Commission on Fiscal Stability is recommending a two-percent sales tax on groceries, which officials say could net the state over four-billion-dollars the first year.
The idea is only in the talking stages and there is no indication whether the Governor would embrace it.
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