The 2008 summer sales tax holiday proved to be less of a draw for shoppers compared to last year.
State officials say consumers avoided paying about 15-million dollars in sales tax by doing their shopping on august 17th and 18th. That's down from about 16-million dollars during the 2007 tax holiday.
The drop is blamed on an overall decrease in retail activity due to the economic downturn.
This program aired on December 31, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.