Gregoire: "We desperately need the money", proposes taxing online sales

As one of her final jobs as governor, she will propose a new budget plan that will need to fill a $900 million shortfall and dedicate new money to education in response to a court order. The sales tax plan [targeting online sales] would provide a major boost to that effort.

“It’s one of my top priorities right now,” Gregoire said. “We desperately need the money.”

From Gregoire looks to broker 1 more major deal.

Taxing online sales is wise. But too bad that Gregoire isn’t pushing for a progressive capital gains tax with the same urgency as she will push for a regressive sales tax.

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