The U.S. Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., that would widely subject online shopping — for many, a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.
The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27, receiving support from Republicans and Democrats alike. But opposition from some conservatives who view it as a tax increase will make it a tougher sell in the House. President Barack Obama has conveyed his support for the measure. Read More