Question 3 Debate: The Mass Sales Tax

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Along with selecting their candidates for office, voters this November will face several questions at the ballot box this year. The ballot initiative getting the most attention asks whether the state's sales tax should be reduced from 6.25 percent to 3 percent — a move that would cut the state budget by approximately $2.5 billion.

Proponents say slashing the sales tax would spur job creation and force the government to cut wasteful spending. Opponents say it would drastically reduce state and local funding for important services like schools, emergency services and public infrastructure. We dive into the debate on Question 3.

Carla Howell, Alliance to Roll Back Taxes
Steve Crawford, Coalition for Our Communities

This program aired on October 12, 2010.


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