Need that new Justin Bieber ringtone? Come July 1, buying it will carry a Minnesota sales tax. Hiring a repairman for the office photocopier? That labor will be taxed. Catching a pay-per-view movie on satellite television? There's a tax on that, too.
The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee announced Thursday that he did not expect the Senate-passed Marketplace Fairness Act to pass the House, which one advocacy group celebrated as effectively killing the bill that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., pushed through the Senate last month.
If you like to head across the river to shop your days of not paying sales tax on clothes may soon be numbered. Minnesota lawmakers are looking into extending the state's sales tax to include clothing, and some Minnesota show owners aren't happy about it.
One of the most talked-about special elections in Grand Forks is less than a week away. On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to approve a one percent sales tax to help pay for a new Grand Forks library.
Grand Forks voters are being asked to go to the polls May 3rd to decide if they want to okay a one-cent city sales tax to fund a new library.
There is opposition to the tax, as evidenced by some yard signs around town.
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