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Some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
Today Massachusetts prison officials told a federal appeals court taxpayers should not be on the hook for sex change surgery for a convicted murderer.
Michelle consulate is a transgender inmate but in 1990s she was a heat.
And he killed his wife.
Now console like identifies as a woman.
Last year a lower court ruled the state should fund -- -- gender reassignment surgery.
-- -- lawyers say their client suffers mental anguish and the only adequate treatment is surgery.
Consulate has already received.
Hormone treatments and laser hair removal on the taxpayers done.
If you want a cheaper airfare pack light or shed some pounds Samoa -- is the first airline to charge people by weight.
The same as cargo passengers and luggage will be waved at the airport and fares adjusted accordingly.
Airline executives say charging per pound makes a lot more sense.
And calculating per seat since fuel is the costliest expense for most airlines so if you gain a few pounds long vacation or -- -- -- -- souvenirs.
You'll have to dig a little deeper in your pockets for your return flight.
And finally protesters danced their way to the Washington state house Monday to protest a decades old dance tax.
They want to repeal the 1960s era law on and the establishment that gives patrons the opportunity to dance.
The bill got attention recently when several dance clubs who had not been paying that tax were slapped overdue bills.
Other unusual taxes well in New York City a sliced or toasted bagel is subject to a sales tax of almost 9%.
While an untouched -- can be enjoyed duty free in California if you buy fruit from a vending machine.
You must pay 33%.
Colorado taxes eating items it -- nonessential.
Including napkins and utensils but paper cups and plates however are deemed essential.
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