The battle over the online sales tax is heating up in the states and is starting to pit Republicans against members of their own party â€” again.
An issue that split the GOP on Capitol Hill last month â€” when 21 Senate Republicans voted for the tax and 22 opposed it â€” is proving just as divisive at the state level.
In one corner, GOP governors in Virginia, Wisconsin, Maine and Iowa are pitching voters on the benefits of the levy in an effort to raise pressure on their congressional delegation. Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, for instance, has promised to use the anticipated revenue to fund transportation projects in his traffic-clogged state.
â€œItâ€™s critical to our capital needs,â€ Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton told POLITICO. â€œAll the funds â€¦ are dedicated to our construction fund â€¦ and weâ€™re talking about, for Virginia, the potential of $150 million a year.â€
In the other corner, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, a Republican, is leading the opposition. He launched a coalition earlier this month to fight the online sales tax bill sitting in Congress on the grounds that itâ€™s unconstitutional.
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