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Commissioner Presley Statement Reacting To Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Grocery Tax Holiday Going Into Effect

Tennessee Now The Second State Bordering Mississippi To Slash The Grocery Tax - Putting A Spotlight On Reeves’ Failure To Cut Taxes For Mississippi Families


August 1, 2023

Nettleton – Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s three-month grocery tax holiday, Tennessee’s “largest tax cut in history,” goes into effect. Tennessee is now the second state bordering Mississippi to cut the grocery tax this year - putting a spotlight on Tate Reeves’ failure to cut this tax for Mississippi families. Last month, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey cut the grocery tax in half with the support of a supermajority Republican legislature. 

Commissioner Brandon Presley released the following statement in response: 

“Congratulations to Gov. Bill Lee and the people of Tennessee, who will pay no sales tax on groceries for the next three months. Tate Reeves has had twelve long years to do something about Mississippi’s highest-in-the-country tax on food, but since it doesn’t affect his country club friends or funnel our money in a corruption scandal to his buddies, Tate Reeves hasn’t done a thing.

“As governor, I will work with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to slash the grocery tax so we can put more money in your pocket - just like Republican Gov. Bill Lee did next door to us.”


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