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Brown Proposes Sales Tax Holiday

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State Sen. Scott Brown says it’s time to bring back the Massachusetts sales tax holiday.

The Republican candidate's proposal would make the three-day President's Day weekend in mid-February tax free for shopping.

"Starting under Gov. Romney, this was a regular occurrence," said Brown. "Shoppers around the Commonwealth were given a weekend to purchase certain items tax free. And in 2009 there was no sales tax holiday. Instead the legislature increased sales taxes from 5 percent to 6.25 percent."

Brown said across-the-board tax reductions will stimulate the economy. His Democratic opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley, pointed out that Brown has voted to raise state fees and the gas tax.

This program aired on December 31, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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