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Notes from the 93rd day of the 2014 legislative session.
The Seattle Times editorial board sits literally across the street from Amazon.com headquarters. It has watched the famous online retailer grow and grow and grow. Today the newspaper editors call out their neighbor for the "slick strategy" it has adopted in dodging sales taxes "all across America." The company is "the internet's widest and deepest source of products," the editors write, "which makes it too big to be excused from its obligations." It's a sentiment sure to be shared among the Colorado lawmakers who tried and failed last year to begin collecting sales taxes on Amazon purchases made in the state.
State Senator Greg Brophy, the anti-tax Republican warrior from Wray, is tweeting from the Senate floor, where debate continues on whether Colorado should begin...