Spitzer bows re online sales tax

In a remarkable response to protest from this website (and ok, perhaps some others), New York State governor Elliott Spitzer “believes that now is not the right time to be increasing sales taxes on New Yorkers” and “has directed the Department of Tax and Finance to pull back its interpretation that would require some Internet retailers that do not collect sales tax to do so.”

Source: NYT blog
New York Sun report on the squelched plan
Jazz Beyond Jazz extends its appreciation and support to the Governor, whose electoral momentum and admirable reformist agenda have been wasted by misteps and reversals. I still hope he’s able to prevail against state legislature powerhouse Joseph Bruno and nativist sentiment against immigrant workers in the U.S. without legal status.

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