BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's Senate has rejected a measure aimed at exempting clothing and shoes from sales tax.
The Senate voted 33-14 Tuesday to kill the bill.
The measure would exempt clothing and shoes from the state's 5 percent sales tax. Local sales taxes also would be exempted.
Tax analysts say the measure would reduce state and local tax revenue by about $49 million over the next two years.
A similar measure failed in the Senate two years ago.