Fri., October 15, 2010 5:03pm (EDT)

Gov. Candidates Say No To Grocery Tax
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates say they don't want to tax groceries. (photo: GPB stock)
Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates say they don't want to tax groceries. (photo: GPB stock)
As Georgia’s Tax Reform Council is looking at ways to reform Georgia’s Tax code, Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates say they do not support re-instating the tax on groceries.

Republican Nathan Deal, Libertarian John Monds and Democrat Roy Barnes spoke on the subject during a telephone townhall for seniors sponsored by the Georgia AARP.

When asked whether he'd veto a grocery tax, Democrat Roy Barnes said "yes, I would oppose it." Republican Nathan Deal said he's also not in favor of a grocery tax and Libertarian John Monds said he'd need to look closely at all the items.

The Tax reform council will make recommendation to the General Assembly in January, when a new governor will also take office.

Nearly 16 thousand AARP members from around the state listened to the townhall meeting Friday on their phones.