Texans would pay more than 10 percent sales tax each time they purchase cookies, popcorn, soda, cakes, pies, pastries, tortes, chips, and nuts not bought in restaurants. The bill would help pay for a proposed one-third reduction in school property taxes as apart of an overhaul of the way Texas pays for public schools. The 3 percent snack tax-¯which lawmakers included specifically to target obesity¯would be added to the general sales tax charged for those items. The bill also raises the ...

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