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Durham puts food tax on ballot

A proposed 1 percent tax on prepared food will appear on the November ballot in Durham County after the Board of Commissioners finalized a referendum on the tax Monday.

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DURHAM, N.C. — A proposed 1 percent tax on prepared food will appear on the November ballot in Durham County after the Board of Commissioners finalized a referendum on the tax Monday.

Supporters say it would cost the average customer less than $18 a year, but opponents say new taxes shouldn't be imposed in a struggling economy.

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