Now might be a good time for lawmakers to extend sales taxes on services such as haircuts and lawn services. Charles Leonard, with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, says 50-percent of people polled favored the idea last year.
Only 28-percent favored the expansion in 2008. The numbers are based on a survey conducted last fall. Leonard says almost 70-percent of the people also favored a one-dollar per pack increase on cigarette taxes.