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house-passes-internet-access-tax-ban-amid-battle-over-states-rightsHuman Events:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A debate over states’ rights ensued in the U.S. House as it looked to permanently ban state and local governments from taxing Internet access.


The House on Tuesday passed the ban via voice vote, placing pressure on the Senate to pass its version of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act before Nov. 1, when the current moratorium on Internet access taxes expires.

The Senate version, called the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, is awaiting consideration from the Senate Finance Committee.

Under the original Internet Tax Freedom Act, passed in 1998, 10 states — Texas, North Dakota, Washington, South Dakota, Hawaii, New Mexico, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Ohio — were “grandfathered” under the moratorium and allowed to tax Internet access.

Of those 10 states, only three — Texas, North Dakota, and Washington — were ranked in the top 10 states for economic performance of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s 2014 “Rich States, Poor States” report. Those same three states also ranked in the top 10 of Forbes’ 2013 report, “The Best States for Business and Careers.”Scissors-32x32.png

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If this is a ban on new taxes, may we assume it's DOA in Reid's Senate? And, even if by some miracle Reid allows a vote on it and it passes, it's Veto bait?

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