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Campaign Notebook: Family of 4 would pay $85 more

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ST. PAUL - The Revenue Department says the average Minnesotan would pay more for a proposed sales tax increase than proponents claim.

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Paul Wilson, Revenue Department Tax Research Division director, estimates that the average added cost for Minnesotans ranging from single people to families would be $60 a year, about $8 more than the Vote Yes campaign says. And an average family of four would pay $85 more on their purchases, he said.

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