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Senate debates what new tax is

Date: March 15, 2010
By: Emily Coleman
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  A plan to collect sales tax on Internet purchases ran into a major glitch in the Senate Monday.
RunTime:  0:38
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The debate descended into comebacks and name calling.

One conservative Republican, Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau, called another conservative Republican a "tax-and-spend liberal."

Joplin Senator Gary Nodler was on the receiving end of that insult.

He and Crowell argued whether the bill would create a new tax for Missourians.

Actuality:  CRO2.WAV
Run Time:  00:13

Description: CROWELL: "If you're calling that legitimate business transaction -- that I believe is legitimate -- a black market transaction-"

NODLER: "This bill doesn't create any new taxes nor-"

CROWELL: "Yes, it does."

NODLER: "No, it doesn't."

CROWELL: "It certainly does."

Crowell's filibuster prevented the bill from moving forward.

From the state Capitol, I'm Emily Coleman.


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