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High cost of sales-tax exemption for textbooks might doom bill

Students would save money under a bill that would exempt textbooks from Maryland’s sales tax, but the pricey measure appears unlikely to move during a tight budget year.

Advocates had hoped to build on a law passed last year to increase competition in college textbook sales, which has has apparently reduced costs to students. Some neighboring states have tax exceptions for textbooks.

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