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Many have tried, few have succeeded in eliminating tax exemptions

Many have tried, and few have succeeded in expanding the state’s sales tax base by taxing things now exempt from taxation.

But that is where Gov. Jim Pillen is venturing in his pursuit of property tax relief.

His initial plan, which failed to win approval in the state Legislature this spring, would have imposed new taxes on a host of items that could be labeled “low-hanging fruit.”

I mean who’s going to get upset if we start imposing taxes on edibles infused with hemp, those slot machine-like “skill games,” or pop and candy? How many folks will cry if we raise taxes on vaping products and ciga...

 

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