The idea of taxing groceries in Connecticut is meeting with a chilly response. It's uncommon among states in the region.
Last year, a commission charged with coming up with ways to improve Connecticut's fiscal health and economy floated the idea of a 2 percent tax on groceries.
Governor Ned Lamont hasn't confirmed he's seriously considering the concept, but there's no shortage of people opposed.
It's not how it works in the rest of New England.
Maine doesn't tax staples, but does tax items that are ready to consume — from soft drinks and candy to hummus and microwaveable meals.
In Connecticut, Lamont will have to decide whether he wants his state to start taxing groceries before he proposes his budget to the legislature next month.