While there is a long way to go before the bill becomes law, the powerfulHouse Finance Committee looked favorably on a sales tax exemption forschools.
The committee's presentation was unusual. Representative's watchedWRAL's report on a television set. Representative Fern Shubert, sponsor ofthe bill, showed the reports to gather support.
Representative Paul Luebke (D, Durham) opposes the bill. He says he hasconcerns about exempting schools from the tax.
Despite some opposition, the bill cruised past the committee and willnow go to the House floor.
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