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Initiative 1634: Prohibition of new taxes or fees on foods and drinks

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YAKIMA, WA - How would you feel about more taxes on your groceries?

With the election just two months away, we wanted to look into a couple measures on the Washington ballot; with Initiative 1634 being one of them.

This measure would prohibit any new taxes and fees on raw or processed foods and drinks - of course, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are not included. Seattle already has an additional tax on sugary drinks.

One proponent says this measure would help people.

"It's not a good thing," said Chris Brown, owner of Wray's Market. "There's a lot of people that live paycheck to paycheck and that a little more sales tax items they need everyday puts a big strain on them."

Brown says the initiative is strictly to close all the loopholes that would allow any additional taxes on food and drinks.

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