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The sales tax specter


The ugly, horned specter of a general sales tax for Montana recently haunted a meeting of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce. According to a Havre Daily News report ("Tourism raises voice for support at Chamber," April 25, page 1), one of our Republican legislators from a Havre House of Representatives district made an impassioned plea for such a regressive tax. No one is documented as speaking up against it, although — if recognized and given a chance to speak — Sen. Greg Jergeson, who was present at the meeting, has stated forcefully that he is opposed to such a tax.

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