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Questions on sales tax bill brings back words from Reagan

Regarding the sales tax proposal increase: A most puzzling issue is why the affected taxpayers were not afforded the opportunity to comment on this proposal. This has been amply covered in the Gazette, no need to repeat the polemics. One item to add: Of course, General Assembly members outside of these three localities are going to vote for it — they will be getting business from our taxpayers who will drive to their businesses and save 1 percent, at least for big-ticket items.

I would love to believe that placing all marketing efforts for the region under centralized control — and adding more dollars — is going to solve a $55 million deficit for Colonial Williamsburg. Is this a...