Kansas Governor Laura Kelly wants a food tax axed next legislative session

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has called on the legislature to completely eliminate the state sales tax on groceries, diapers, and feminine hygiene products when they return for the 2023 session.

Last year, the legislature passed a bill that would drop the tax to 4% and 2% the following year. It would be completely gone in 2025. The plan will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Currently, the state has the second-highest sales tax on groceries, sitting at 6.5%.

“We have ‘Axed the Food Tax’ and are putting money back in Kansans’ pockets,” Kelly said in a statement. “Kansans will see the savings very soon, but we can do more. When the Kansas Legislature comes back in January, I will push again for the complete and immediate elimination of the state’s sales tax on groceries.”

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) published its notice to initiate those changes.

The informational notice can be found here, and the sales tax publication can be found here. Retailers with questions about implementation can contact the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Tax Assistance Center at 785-368-8222.

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German Christmas, superfoods restaurant, more

EVANSVILLE — We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Here’s the latest.

Breakfast with Santa

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Zeta Zeta Omega and Tau Rho chapters will present Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30-11:30 am at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The free event includes breakfast for everyone, and children will receive gifts from Santa and can participate in arts and crafts. Adults may participate in workshops on mental health and literacy. Kids and adults are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday pajamas.

The Zion Missionary Baptist Church is at 1800 S. Governor St.; 812-423-1963.

Bowlify Superfoods is a new restaurant focusing on fresh fruit bowls and avocado toast now open on Evansville's East Side.

Superfoods restaurant now open

Bowlify Superfoods is now open on Evansville’s East Side. The healthy foods café specializes in acai bowls with fresh fruit and granola, smoothies and avocado toast.

Bowlify Superfoods is at 250 N. Burkhardt Road.

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German Christmas dinner and pageant

The Evansville Germania Maennechor will host Christmas at Germania on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7-9 pm each night. The evening includes an original pageant, choral music from the Maennechor and Damenchor, and a German dinner. Tickets are$30.

The Germania Maennechor is at 916 N. Fulton Ave.; 812-422-1915.

There's always good cheer in plenty at the Germania Maennechor.  Stop for Christmas at Germania on Friday, Dec.  2, and Saturday, Dec.  3, from 7-9 pm each night.

Breakfast with St. Nicholas to benefit needy families with donations

Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its 21st Annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9-10:30 am at the Holy Rosary

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Adele candidly tells fans to ‘order drinks’ during a Las Vegas performance

Adele urged her fans to order plenty of drinks during her Las Vegas residency, telling them they would enjoy her songs more if they were drunk.

The Grammy winner singer is currently performing on her much awaited Vegas residency. She told her audience, “Go and order some drinks… the drunker you are, the better I am.”

the Skyfall the singer also said, “I worked my absolute [expletive] off for this. I couldn’t have done that other show and you wouldn’t have liked it either, I’m telling you that.”

Adele has stayed dry, having previously made her conscious decision to never drink while working.

An insider at the time shared, quoted by Female First UK, “Adele has revised her plan for the show, has stripped it back. The production will be very classy, ​​the show is centered on her energy and vocals.”

Adele postponed her entire Vegas residency in January, and the Easy On Me star afterward took to social media to explain the decision to her fans.

She said, “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready. Half my team has COVID and it’s been impossible to finish the show.” Adele also confessed to feeling “embarrassed” about the situation. She said: “I’m sorry, it’s last minute. I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that’s traveled again.”

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