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By Ben Muir 

Ballot propositions that ask whether to increase taxes


September 28, 2017

There are three tax-based ballot questions in this year’s election, with two having an impact on shopping in the Petersburg Borough and a third affecting local businesses.

Proposition #2 asks if the borough should increase the sales tax exemption on high dollar purchases. Currently, sale taxes are capped if a person spends $1,200 on a single purchase. The borough is asking if it should increase that cap to $1,500, a move that would generate revenue, said Debbie Thompson, the borough clerk.

“For most people this isn’t an issue,” Thompson said. “Who really goes and buys one thing...

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