Debate on proposed sales tax changes might be a two-year process

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Roy Christensen, who owns two audiology clinics in the capital city, said his patients are usually surprised to hear that they owe no sales tax when they purchase one of his hearing aids.

His patients, he said, have disposable income and would gladly agree to pay sales taxes on hearing aids in exchange for dropping state income taxes on their monthly Social Security and pension checks.

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