Gov. Haley Barbour endorses online sales tax

Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) endorsed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to tax online purchases, in a letter released on Wednesday.

“I am writing to congratulate you on the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act and offer my support for its timely passage,” Barbour wrote in a letter to Sens. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), two co-sponsors of the bill. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is also a leading supporter.

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