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ND Senate to mull sales tax exemption for clothes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota Senate committee has given a "do not pass" recommendation to a measure aimed at exempting clothing and shoes from sales tax.

The full Senate is slated to vote on the measure Friday.

The measure would exempt clothing and shoes from the state's 5 percent sales tax. Local sales taxes also would be exempted.

Tax analysts say the measure would reduce state and local tax revenue by about $49 million over the next two years.

A similar measure failed in the Senate two years ago.