food tax Food Insecurity Persists In Utah Despite Low Unemployment By Nicole Nixon • Nov 27, 2019 iStock The line for a free Thanksgiving turkey went down the stairs and out the door at the Urban Indian Center in Salt Lake City Wednesday, where the Crossroads Urban Center hosted its annual food giveaway. Utah’s Food Tax Will Stay Another Year By Nicole Nixon • Mar 5, 2018 Austen Diamond for KUER Sen. Diedre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, used to bring a calculator to the grocery store. Utah Rep Calls Elimination Of Food Tax A 'Moral' Issue By Julia Ritchey • Feb 8, 2018 istock Utah lawmakers are once again weighing whether to eliminate the state's sales tax on food items — and the author behind the legislation is urging his colleagues to get on board. Gov. Herbert Supports Food Tax Proposal, With Caveats By Julia Ritchey • Mar 2, 2017 Julia Ritchey, KUER Gov. Gary Herbert says he’s open to a Republican proposal that would lower overall tax rates while reinstating a higher sales tax on food. Listen Listening... / 1:30 Lawmakers Weigh Food Tax To Cope With Dwindling Revenue By Whittney Evans • Feb 23, 2017 Whittney Evans Listen Listening... / 1:39 Utah Lawmakers are talking about restoring the sales tax on food this legislative session to deal with declining revenues. Advocates for low-income Utahns oppose the idea. They accuse the state of balancing the budget on the backs of poor people.