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Interview: The Pros and Cons of Tennessee Tax Holidays


A weekend sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing, and computers has just ended while a tax holiday on food sales continues through Thursday, August 5th. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Bill Fox, Director of the University of Tennessee’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, about the pros and cons of tax holidays for consumers and for state and local economies.



Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.