Mo. House Panel Backs End to Newspaper Tax Breaks

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By: CBS MoneyWatch

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure endorsed Wednesday by a House panel.

On a 7-5 vote, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state medical subsidies for people who are blind. The measure now goes to the full House.

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