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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Don Barrington, R-Lawton
Senate District 31
State Capitol Room 533A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5563

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For Immediate Release: July 31, 2007

Senator Don Barrington

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

The much anticipated 3-day back-to-school sales tax holiday takes place this weekend, August 3-5.

Senator Don Barrington of Lawton authored this legislation that will benefit families preparing their children for school. Purchases of clothes and shoes under $100 can be made free of sales tax this weekend. Local stores are expected to see an increase in business since shoppers will no longer need to cross state lines to take advantage of the Texas sales tax holiday.

Senator Barrington is encouraged by the benefits this holiday will bring to Oklahoma.

“The sales tax holiday will help Oklahoma families save money on back-to-school clothes and shoes for their children,” said Barrington. “It also will help Oklahoma businesses keep and attract customers, especially along Oklahoma’s borders.”

EDITORS NOTE: Gov. Brad Henry recently approved administrative rules that will govern the operation of Oklahoma’s sales tax holiday.

For more information contact:
Senator Barrington's Office - (405) 521-5563

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