A bill in the Minnesota state legislature would repeal sales taxes on milk, fruit and other nutritious items sold in vending machines. The "Healthy Foods Initiative" is designed to give vendors an incentive to devote more slots to fresh food, and would also mean a little more money for schools that earn a share from vending machines sales. The legislation would exempt milk, water, 100 percent fruit juice, fruit, yogurt and salads sold in vending machines from Minnesota’s 6.5 percent sales tax.
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