TAXING DEBATE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- While the grocery industry is targeting a variety of legislative proposals in the 105th Congress, it is taking dead aim at the estate tax, charging that relief is needed to preserve family-owned businesses.The tax, which has been levied in one form or another periodically since 1797, must either be reduced or eliminated, industry officials say.It tops an ambitious agenda for grocers

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- While the grocery industry is targeting a variety of legislative proposals in the 105th Congress, it is taking dead aim at the estate tax, charging that relief is needed to preserve family-owned businesses.

The tax, which has been levied in one form or another periodically since 1797, must either be reduced or eliminated, industry officials say.

It tops an ambitious agenda for grocers in this session that began in January, and which also includes passage of

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