State advisors call for sales tax on clothes to close NJ budget gap

? New Jersey residents may soon pay tax on something they?ve never had to before if the governor?s advisors have their way ? the clothes on their backs.

Advisors to Governor Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) are advocating a tax on clothing, along with tax increases for products like gasoline. They say it is the only way the state can decrease its $6 billion budget shortfall. Governor Corzine has promised to thoroughly examine the budget before he considers raising taxes.

Many New Jersey residents told News 12 New Jersey they?re not pleased with the idea of paying more.

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