House Votes to Abolish Cable-TV Tax

House Votes to Abolish Cable-TV Tax

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- House lawmakers at the Utah Capitol voted today to abolish the cable-television tax -- less than seven months after the tax took effect.

The 20(M) million-dollar tax hits more than 500,000 Utah households.

Lawmakers say they approved the tax out of desperation a year ago, trying to balance a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

But other revenues are looking up, and Majority Leader Greg Curtis says the cable tax is no longer needed.

The House voted 71-to-three to repeal the tax, which adds a few dollars to monthly cable bills.

The repeal effort now goes to the Utah Senate.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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