NEW YORK ( DailyFinance) -- 'Tis the sales-tax-holiday season, when states give the gift of tax-free shopping for clothing, computers and other back-to-school supplies. It seems like a good thing: Take a little pressure off the pockets of cash-strapped parents, make retailers smile and make politicians look good for supporting tax relief. But as states grapple with huge budget deficits, the debate is on over whether states should be more like Scrooge than like Santa.
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