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Notes: New year will bring cheaper groceries in Virginia

Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 55 and low of 47.
Tomorrow: Rain throughout the day. High of 59 and low of 46. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 4:56 pm.

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It’ll be 2023 when ALXnow returns for more coverage starting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. This week, we already got a head start with a new “Morning Notes” format that aims to work as more of a morning newsletter than just a couple of links to other sites. Let us know what you think in the comments and if there are ways it could be better.

For locals, one of the more noticeable changes in the new year could be cheaper groceries. The sales tax rate on groceries in Virginia is slated to drop from 2.5% down to 1% starting on Sunday, Jan. 1.

The tax cut was one of the policies touted by Gov. Glenn Youngkin in a notable visit to Alexandria earlier this year, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.

Along with groceries, personal hygiene items like bed sheets, diapers and feminine hygiene products will all have a matching sales tax reduction.

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