I'm not trying to start a pro-tax / no-tax / WTF-is-tax debate, but the current "tax holiday" discussion has me questioning a few things.
If you haven't read about it (article), basically the state would suspend their sales tax (2.9%) for a 3-day weekend in August. If you spend $100, that's basically saving you $2.90.
Included are all the 'basic' supplies like backpacks, paper, compass/protractor, but also clothes (no accessories), shoes, and computers under $1500. It also doesn't apply to just students & parents.