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Fitzsimon: Tax proposal costly

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If Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and his colleagues in the Senate get their way, you will pay more for bread and milk at the grocery store and the cost of a getting a haircut and having the brakes on your car repaired will increase too.

That’s a key part of the Senate GOP tax proposal released this week, to expand the state sales tax base by applying it to food, non-prescription drugs, and dozens of services that are currently not taxed.

The state revenue that Berger’s plan would raise by forcing you to pay more for food and haircuts wouldn’t go to make the tax system less regressive overall or increase teacher pay or provide health care to people who can’t afford it.

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