Lawmaker Proposes Umpire Tax

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
House Democrat Jeff Roorda wants to expand the state athlete and entertainer tax to also cover officials such as umpires and referees. Roorda says the idea grew out of his frustration with officials in the playoff series. But he thinks it's good public policy to tax the officials affecting a game's outcome, not just the athletes who play it. He doesn't know yet how much more money taxing officials would bring the state. But he says it won't reach the amount Missouri could have gained in tourism dollars if it played host for a World Series.

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