LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are looking to let people not pay sales taxes on certain over-the-counter drugs.
The state House on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that would provide a tax exemption for over-the-counter drugs when obtained under a prescription.
The state already exempts prescription drugs from the 6 percent sales tax.
The bill now heads to the Senate.
A nonpartisan fiscal analysis says the measure could reduce tax revenue by $8.2 million a year. Public schools get the bulk of sales tax revenue.
House Bill 4831: http://1.usa.gov/19FKFYN
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