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Sales Tax Holiday

By Stephanie Sanders

Owensboro, KY – An Owensboro legislator wants to declare a sales tax holiday for one week during this year in Kentucky. Democratic House Representative Jim Glenn says eliminating the state sales tax during the first week of August would help working families save money. The holiday would apply to clothing items that cost less than one-hundred dollars, and school supplies. Glenn says eliminating the six-percent tax would make a big difference for some households.

"If you take a look around, a lot of families are being squeezed. The food shelters are short of food because people don't have enough money, so I thought it would be helpful in that general area."

A similar bill filed by Glenn during the last regular legislative session didn't make it out of committee. The 2009 Kentucky General Assembly begins tomorrow.