March 31-- The President Pro Tempore of the Georgia Senate says it may take a few years before the legislature can pass a tax on groceries in Georgia.
The measure is dead for this year in spite of the fact lawmakers are looking at any number of options to make up for a state budget deficit.
However, Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons says it may come up again after the next gubernatorial election.
"The Governor made a campaign promise not to do that, so he's not willing to support that at this point in time even if it meant a reduction in the income tax. I think he's fine with it as we move forward into his second term," Senator Williams predicted.