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Economic Development

Amazon avoids paying sales tax on books in WA

Please look into how Amazon avoids sales tax on used books they sell in WA state. Used book stores in Washington have to collect and pay tax in Washington...even WA book sellers on eBay collect sales tax - so why doesn't Amazon?
They are selling millions of used books every year...and our state is missing out on a pretty hefty chunk of change.

FYI, several other states - including NY, NC and Texas have discovered... more »

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Economic Development

Collect Tax on Gambling in a New Way

If tribes want to be independent from the United States and not pay taxes or be under our laws then make a federal law that going there means you have to have a passport, like Canada.

To visit these Indian Nations will mean going through border crossings, and U.S. Customs & Indian Customs.

And those who live there will also be required to carry their own form of passport from their Indian Nation.

Then our taxpayers... more »

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Natural Resources

Use of Tax/Fee Funds for Purposes Unrelated to the Tax/Fee

There is often a discontinuity between the stated reason for a tax or fee and the use of the revenue that tax or fee generates. Take for example a topic near and dear to my heart, the ORV tag, where I pay a fee annually but reap only minimal value for that money. While I understand and appreciate that not every worthwhile program has a dedicated tax or fee funding it, and, hence, the need for a general fund, it seems... more »

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