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Dayton must sell sales tax change to fellow DFLers

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Ben Lien is a freshman Democrat from Moorhead, where clothing merchants enjoy an advantage over competitors in Fargo just across the river because Minnesota doesn't have a sales tax on apparel.

Lien is among the lawmakers who could determine the success or failure of Gov. Mark Dayton's ambitious tax reform proposal, which includes eliminating the sales tax exemption on clothing purchases over $100.

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