01/20/2011 12:44 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Amazon Tax': California Retailers Push Bid For Tax On Major Online Retailers

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner is making another run at forcing major online retailers, including Amazon, to collect sales tax on California purchases.

Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat, said Assembly Bill 153 could generate between $250 million and $500 million for the state. Proponents are hoping a new governor and some corporate firepower, including Amazon rival Barnes & Noble, will help the measure pass where it failed before.

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