Now might be a good time for lawmakers to extend sales taxes on services such as haircuts and lawn services. Charles Leonard, with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, says fifty percent of people polled favored the idea last year.


Only 28-percent favored the expansion in 2008. The numbers are based on a survey conducted last fall.   Leonard says almost 70-percent of the people also favored a one dollar per pack increase on cigarette taxes.

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