GOVENORS FAVOR TAXING E-COMMERCE SALES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Traditional retailers got some good news when the nation's governors announced they were in favor of taxing e-commerce sales and creating "a level playing field" with brick-and-mortar stores."A level playing field means we're going to achieve a system that treats catalogs, retail, Internet sales and telephone 800 [numbers] essentially the same way," said Gov. Michael O. Leavitt

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Traditional retailers got some good news when the nation's governors announced they were in favor of taxing e-commerce sales and creating "a level playing field" with brick-and-mortar stores.

"A level playing field means we're going to achieve a system that treats catalogs, retail, Internet sales and telephone 800 [numbers] essentially the same way," said Gov. Michael O. Leavitt (R., Utah), chairman of the National Governors Association, speaking to reporters at a

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