The decision of the state of Washington to charge a sales tax to Oregon residents seems odd when Washington state residents enjoy tax free shopping in near Oregon communities!

 This decision will result in the use of more on-line shopping rather than going through a process of filing for a credit each year.

 Our past supporting local although adjacent state shopping will come to close for us as I do not intend to pay a sales tax and an income tax while supporting businesses in Washington.

 The idea of supporting on-line shopping is counter to supporting local businesses but seeing as how the governors of Washington and Oregon are on a tax-and-spend down hill run they leave those of us living far from Oregon shopping centers little recourse!

Richard Weaver

     Milton-Freewater

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