Gov. Herbert, others issue statement supporting bipartisan approach to ‘e-fairness’

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SALT LAKE CITY— Following a meeting Thursday, Gov. Gary Herbert, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and Sen. Curtis Bramble issued a joint statement concerning e-fairness:

Today, we had a rare opportunity to meet together, as leaders of four of the largest associations of elected officials in the United States, to discuss how we can work together in a bipartisan spirit, to address our shared goals and issues that are important to our constituents.

We had a good discussion on a number of those issues, most notably our strong desire to see Congress close the online sales tax loophole and pass e-fairness legislation this session.

Gov. Gary Herbert, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Sen. Curtis Bramble pose for a picture after issuing a joint statement, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 9, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Aimee Edwards, St. George News
Gov. Gary Herbert, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Sen. Curtis Bramble pose for a picture after issuing a joint statement, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 9, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Aimee Edwards, St. George News

As leaders in local and state government, we know the importance of creating a level playing field between our brick-and-mortar community businesses and online retailers.

This would also allow consumers to have more choices through fair competition.

Collecting already owed sales taxes means more money for state and local governments to provide basic local services such as maintaining roads and hiring police officers, without increasing the overall federal deficit.

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10 Comments

  • Mike April 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    The governor’s statement, translated into plain English: “We want more of that sweet, sweet tax money and are desperately looking for some way to extract more of it from businesses that are beyond our state borders. Because what’s the point of being an elected official if you can’t shake down a few people now and then?”

  • fun bag April 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    recall election. take out the trash

    • Free Parking April 12, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Hey fun bag did you see that Anotherreader doesn’t like anti Mormon cult woman abusing child raping remarks about their their racist bigot cult….. At least I’ve been kicked out of a state because of my beliefs

  • Free Parking April 11, 2015 at 4:09 am

    He’s just another thug like the rest of the LDS leaders.. Oops.. I mean Utah politicians.. Oh wait… same thing

    • AnotherReader April 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

      @FreePackitoutofhere, you’ve shown yourself the fool again by your snarky generalization of “LDS Leaders” because you are unhappy with the Governor. Nice job. Keep commenting because with each and every new comment you dig a deeper hole for your stupidity.

      • Free Parking April 12, 2015 at 1:04 am

        You’re just another typical bigot racist cult member… so just shut up because I don’t care what you think..

      • Free Parking April 12, 2015 at 1:16 am

        Hey cult member what’s its like abusing woman and children in the name of Joe Joe Smith

  • beentheredonethat April 11, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Typical mormon comeback…..go back to where you came from. Why don’t you? Oh that’s right. How many states kicked you out for being a cult?

  • Free Parking April 12, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Hey beenthere. LOL you notice how that Mormon idiot cult member just says the same old stupid garbage they always say….. LOL I’m digging myself deeper into a hole. LOL.. That idiot has been sucking on his crack pipe

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