Lawmakers Favor Tax on Cable, Satellite TV

Lawmakers Favor Tax on Cable, Satellite TV

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- When House Republicans took a straw vote today on raising motor-vehicle title fees or levying the sales tax on cable and satellite television, they narrowly favored the TV tax.

House Majority Leader Greg Curtis said Senate leaders agreed on that proposal to close a final hole in the seven-point-three (B)billion dollars state budget. The deal was awaiting a vote of both chambers.

A sales tax on cable and satellite TV bills will raise about ten (M)million dollars -- three (M)million dollars more than needed to plug the budget hole. The excess will allow the Legislature to lower its reliance on the tobacco settlement fund.

The sales tax could cost cable and satellite customers about 28 dollars a year.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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