Walker extends sales tax holiday

Parents of school-age children will get three extra days to take advantage of a sales tax holiday for school supplies, but the extension will cost the state an extra $3 million, according to a Wisconsin State Journal story.

The tax holiday will now run from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 and will be limited to school supplies, back-to-school clothing, and computers. The program costs the state an estimated $14.8 million.