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Life in NH, Without Income Tax

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A new poll from Suffolk University and Seven News shows increased opposition to a ballot question that would reduce and ultimately eliminate the state income tax.

The survey released Thursday shows 59 percent of Massachusetts voters are against the proposal, with 26 percent in favor of it. Compare that with the poll's 50-to-36 percent margin in August. It goes to Bay State voters for a final say in less than two weeks.

But in nine other states already operate without a personal income tax. One of them is New Hampshire, which has never had one. To see how that affects life in our neighboring state, WBUR's Fred Thys takes us to the town of Durham.

This program aired on October 24, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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