Amazon promises 7000 jobs, CA lawmakersnot sold
Amazon proposes to bring 7000 new jobs to CA in exchangefor dropping tax bill, lawmakers skeptical
:http://vator.tv/n/1e7e Amazon’s game of Chicken with California lawmakers just reached a stunning new height. Thisweek, the e-commerce leviathan proposed a compromise: it will open six new distributioncenters capable of hiring as many as 7,000 full-time workers in California if the state agrees todrop the Internet sales tax law. Will lawmakers bite? It’s not looking good.Addressing the issue at Sacramento’s Radisson hotel, Governor Jerry Brown did not shoot the proposal down altogether, but he made it clear that he’s not thrilled with the idea of giving up taxrevenue in exchange for jobs, according to the Sacramento Bee."Look, we need more revenues unless we're going keep curbing schools, courts, corrections,” hesaid.If passed, AB 155—also known as the “Amazon tax” bill—could potentially bring in anadditional $200 million a year in tax revenue by forcing out-of-state online retailers to collectsales tax from California-based customers. By contrast, Amazon’s proposal would bring 7,000 jobs to California over the course of the next four years. But if the law passes, Amazon will cutties with some 10,000 affiliates in California.