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June 18. 2013 11:43AM

Jim Verschueren: Reflections of a freshman legislator frustrated with Senate stand against new taxes and fees

Live Free or Die is not always pretty, but if we want a good quality of life and we refuse to pay either sales or income taxes, then fees, sin taxes, and property taxes are the hand we have to play.

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