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Shoppers like Tanea Drummonds (pictured) likely won’t be slapped with an extra tax to buy an IKEA bed: A proposal to create a city sales tax appears to be dead.

Drummonds was strolling through IKEA’s bedroom section this week looking to outfit her daughter’s new room. She was one shopper who would have been the target of a so-called penny tax proposal at the state Capitol. The bill would send distressed cities some added revenue by allowing them to add one percent to the 6 percent sales tax.

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