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End is in sight for Phoenix food tax

May 2, 2013

Phoenix leaders voted Wednesday to prepare for an early repeal of half of the city's controversial tax on food, though council members were sharply divided over what exactly the vote meant. City Council members directed City Manager David Cavazos to create a budget that allows for a partial repeal of the 2 percent tax on residents' grocery bills, effective in January. The remaining 1 percent of the tax would stay in effect until 2015, when it automatically sunsets.

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