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Effects of Proposed Tax Cuts

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Average annual expenditure for family of four       $42,400
       (Includes food, housing, clothing, 
        transportation and health care.)
Annual grocery food cost for family of four         $3,600-8,000
Estimated savings under the governor's 
    1/4 penny sales tax cut bill                    $105
Estimated savings under proposed 
    exemption of food from the sales tax            $144-320

Source for Average Family Expenses: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995 Statistical Abstracts.

Average annual expenditures for family includes food, housing, clothing, transportation and health care.


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