October 17, 2017
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Should a sales tax increase been part of the fix?

The governor could have avoided a good portion of the spending cuts by adopting a 1 percent sales tax hike. It could begin May 1 and roll-back on Oct. 31, thereby impacting out-of-state visitors in greater numbers. Or, a sales tax hike could be structured to “sunset” in two years. Is this preferable to cutting spending?


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