03/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Struggling States Considering Legalizing Marijuana, Taxing Pornography In Order To Raise Revenue

In his 11 years in the Washington Legislature, Representative Mark Miloscia says he has supported all manner of methods to fill the state's coffers, from increasing fees on property owners to help the homeless to taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, most of which, he said, passed "without a peep."

And so it was last month that Mr. Miloscia, a Democrat, decided he might try to "find a new tax source" -- pornography.

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