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Number of states, including Oklahoma, that tax groceries at the full sales tax rate. Oklahoma’s Sales Tax Relief Credit, which was designed to reduce the impact on low and middle income families, has not increased since it was created in 1990.

[Source: Tax Foundation]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Hamby has more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning communicator, including overseeing communication programs for Oklahoma higher education institutions and other organizations. Before joining OK Policy, he was director of public relations for Rogers State University where he managed the school’s external communication programs and served as a member of the president’s leadership team. He served in a similar communications role for five years at the University of Tulsa. He also has worked in communications roles at Oklahoma State University and the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from OSU and worked as a reporter for three years at Arkansas' second-largest daily newspaper. He joined OK Policy in October 2019.

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