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Published February 27, 2013, 11:07 AM

North Dakota Senate denies sales tax exemption for clothes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Senate has rejected a measure aimed at exempting clothing and shoes from sales tax.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Senate has rejected a measure aimed at exempting clothing and shoes from sales tax.

The Senate voted 33-14 Tuesday to kill the bill.

The measure would exempt clothing and shoes from the state's 5 percent sales tax. Local sales taxes also would be exempted.

Tax analysts say the measure would reduce state and local tax revenue by about $49 million over the next two years.

A similar measure failed in the Senate two years ago.

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