Food, beverage tax proposal stalls

For now, state lawmakers won’t be voting on whether diners will pay an added tax when going out to eat or picking up lunch or a drink in Greenwood and seven other cities and towns.

A proposal that would have allowed those communities to approve a local 1 percent food and beverage tax did not get a vote in the House Ways and Means Committee this week.

That means the bill has stalled and won’t go to the full House of Representatives for a vote, unless a state group finds a way to get it added as an amendment to another proposal.

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