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THREE-WAY GOP PRIMARY CREATING WAVES SOUTH OF BOSTON

One of the candidates in a Senate special election south of Boston is bidding to make the sales tax holiday an issue in that race, while his opponent says he'll try to impose new ethical standards on the Legislature.

The two-day suspension of the 6.25 percent sales tax during an August weekend has over the years been a favored form of tax relief, perennially approved by the Legislature, but appears this year to be on the verge of failing without as much as a vote by the two committees charged with reviewing the idea.


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