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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.

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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.

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