Mississippi House earmarks Internet sales tax for roads

Some Mississippi lawmakers want to use sales tax collections from Internet retailers to pay for road and bridge work.
The House Wednesday voted 79-38 to pass House Bill 480, codifying efforts to collect taxes from Amazon.com and others that sell goods to Mississippians from outside the state. It moves to the Senate for more debate.
The bill earmarks the revenue for road and bridge work, with shares going to counties and cities.