In caucus today, the Senate Majority proposed the following:
We will go forward with plans to amend HB 109 to reduce the sales tax on food by 2 percent, as per last week's agreement.
We would also like to let the citizens of Utah weigh in on the issue, through an advisory vote in November, and will prepare an amendment to that effect.
The decision to keep the sales tax on food – or jettison it in favor of increased property tax and/or increased service taxes – will fundamentally impact Utah’s revenue system for generations to come.
Why not let voters grapple with the same issues legislators have confronted - and register their opinion?