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House rejects Amazon exemption

Apr 27, 2011 5:42:00 PM - thestate.com
The drive to bring an Amazon distribution center with 1,249 jobs to the Midlands suffered a major setback late this afternoon, when the House rejected a sales tax exemption the company wanted.

The proposal lost 71-47, amid pressure from other merchants who complained the exemption would give the online retailer an unfair advantage.

A similar proposal is pending in the Senate.

But both sides agree the outcome in the House was a key showdown on the future of the exemption for Amazon.

Read more about the House action and next steps in tomorrow's The State.

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