Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is squaring off against Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on an amendment that would delay implementation of the Marketplace Fairness Act Internet sales tax for a year. Baucus contends the act should have been debated in his Senate Finance Committee before going to the floor. Meanwhile, the National Governors Association has told Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform organization that since the act doesn't affect federal revenue, the governors are free to support it without violating their pledge against new taxes. The full Senate is expected to vote on the act after May 6 when it returns from recess.
Senate still squabbling over Marketplace Fairness Act details
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