Scoreboard of 1st March High school sports

IWCC at NE OK A&M 3-5 p.m.

IWCC in Cowley, 12-2: 30 p.m.

Class 2-A Substate 8 finals

Class 1-A Substation 8 final

Remsen St. Mary’s 52, St. Albert 35

Class 4-A Substate 8 finals

West Des Moines Dowling vs. Abraham Lincoln, 7pm

State Basketball matches

at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

No. 2 Iowa City High (22-1) vs. No. 7 Cedar Rapids Prairie (20-3), 10:00 am

No. 3 Johnston (21-2) vs. N. 6 Southeast Polk (19-4), 11:45

N. 1 Waukee (21-2) vs. N. 8 Sioux City East (16-7), 13:30

No. 4 Cedar Falls (19-4) vs. No. 5 Waterloo West (19-4), 15:15

No. 1 Dike-New Hartford (22-1) vs. N. 8 Jesup (20-4), 17:00

No. 4 Red Oak (21-3) vs. No. 5 North Polk (19-5), 6.45pm

No. 2 Clear Lake (22-2) vs. No. 7 Davenport Assumption (16-7), 20:30

Sioux City Heelan (19-4) vs. Des Moines Christian (22-2), 10 a.m.

No. 1 North Scott (23-0) vs. No. 8 Clear Creek-Amana (19-4), 11:45

No. 4 Center Point-Urbana (21-2) vs. No. 5 Waverly-Shell Rock (20-2), 13:30

No. 2 Glenwood (24-0) vs. No. 7 Gilbert (19-3), 15:15

N. 3 Ballard (22-1) vs. N. 6 Lewis Central (19-5), 17:00

No. 1 Cascade (25-0) vs. No. 8 Denver (17-8), 18:45

No. 4 Osage (22-2) vs. No. 5 West Branch, 21-3), 20:30

N. 2 West Hancock (24-1) vs. N. 7 Logan-Magnolia (21-3), 10 a.m.

N. 3 North Linn (22-2) vs. N. 6 Western Christian (17-7), 11:45

N. 1 Newell Fonda (24-0) vs. N. 8 St. Albert (13-11), 13:30

No. 4 Montezuma (23-1) vs. No. 5 Saint Ansgar (21-2), 3.15pm

No. 2 Marquette Catholic (23-1) vs. No. 7 Gehlen Catholic (15-9), 17:00

N. 3 Algona Garrigan (23-1) vs. N. 6 Martensdale-St. Marys (18-8), 18:45

Providence 58, no. 12 Villanova 54

No. 18 Iowa 77, No. 16 Penn State 68

Texas 68, no. 22 Texas Tech 58

No. 1 Kansas 62, State of Kansas 58

Clemson 70, No. 6 Florida State 69

13 Seton Hall 88, Marquette 79

N. 8 Kentucky 73, N. 15 Auburn 66

Oklahoma 73, no. 20 West Virginia 62

Virginia 52, no. 7 Duke 50

N. 17 BYU 81, Pepperdine 64

No. 5 State of San Diego 83, Nevada 76

No. 24 Michigan State 78, No. 9 Maryland 66

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s, late

Oklahoma State 73, Iowa State 61

Loyola-Chicago 67, Bradley 66

Illinois State 71, Evansville 60

Indiana State 71, Valparaiso 58

Missouri State 84, Southern Illinois 59

Northern Iowa 70, Drake 43

No. 10 Creighton in St. John’s, 11 a.m.

No. 25 Houston vs. Cincinnati, 12:00

No. 19 Michigan in the state of Ohio 23, 15:00

No. 11 Louisville vs. Virginia Tech, 5pm

No. 21 Colorado to Stanford, 5pm

Indiana to Illinois, 1:00 p.m.

Northwestern Nebraska, 3.15pm

Minnesota in Wisconsin, at 5:30 pm

Xavier in Georgetown, 13:00

N. 18 Northwestern 75, Illinois 58

No. 20 South Dakota 76, North Dakota 47

6 UConn 92, Houston 40

13 Gonzaga 56, Portland 42

25 Princeton 64, Yale 49

No. 2 Baylor 83, Kansas State 58

Iowa State 61, West Virginia 58

Oklahoma State in Kansas, late

No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 South Carolina, 11 a.m.

No. 5 Louisville vs. Virginia Tech, 11 a.m.

No. 18 Iowa in Rutgers, 11 a.m.

No. 22 Indiana in Michigan, 11 am

25 TCU at Texas Tech, 12 noon

N. 4 Stanford at n. 24 Arizona State, 1:00 p.m.

N. 8 Status of N.C. in Virginia, 13:00

13 Arizona versus California, 13:00

No. 15 Kentucky in Vanderbilt, 1pm

19 Florida State vs. Notre Dame, 13:00

No. 10 State of Mississippi in Mississippi, 1:40 pm

No. 3 Oregon Vs. Washington, 2pm

12 DePaul in Marquette, 2.00pm

No. 17 Oregon State vs Washington State, 2:00 p.m.

No. 21 Missouri State in Bradley, 2.00pm

7 Maryland in Minnesota, 3:00 pm

No. 9 UCLA vs. Utah, 3 p.m.

Penn State at Michigan State, 1pm

Butler at Seton Hall, 12 p.m.

Villanova in Providence, 12 noon

Georgetown in Creighton, 13:00

Saverio in San Giovanni, at 15:00

Boston 4, N.Y. Islanders 0

Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1 (OT)

Chicago 3, Florida 2 (SO)

Montreal 4, Carolina 3 (OT)

St. Louis 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

Winnipeg in Edmonton, late

Pittsburgh to San Jose, late

Philadelphia in N.Y. Rangers, 11 am

Calgary in Florida, 3pm

Vancouver to Columbus, 6pm

Washington to Minnesota, 7pm

New Jersey to Anaheim, 8pm

Los Angeles to Las Vegas, 9.30pm

New York 125, Chicago 115

Atlanta 129, Portland 117

Indiana 113, Cleveland 104

Memphis 105, L.A. Lakers 88

San Antonio 114, Orlando 113

Golden State in Phoenix, late

Milwaukee in Charlotte, 12:00

Dallas to Minnesota, 2.30pm

Philadelphia to Los Angeles Clippers, 2.30pm

Detroit in Sacramento, 5pm

Toronto to Denver, 5pm

THERE. Lakers in New Orleans, 7pm

Washington in Golden State, 7:30 pm

JOLIET SLAMMERS – Signed by the extension of the Jacob Crum contract.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS – Signed RHP Kyle Arjona.

WESTCHESTER KNIGHTS – Acquired F Keith Wright from the available pool of players.

NEW JERSEY DEVICES – recalled F Jesper Boquist of Binghamton.

INDY FUEL – Liam Coughlin fined F for cross check.

KALAMAZOO WINGS – LW ​​Tanner Sorenson fined and suspended for a game of misconduct in the game.

UTAH GRIZZLIES – F Ty Lewis fined for tripping.

WORCESTER RAILERS – Sigend F Brennan Feasey at an amateur trial deal.

ATLANTA UNITED – Signed D Laurence Wyke with a short term agreement.

A.D. UNITED – Acquired F Erik Sorga from FC Flora Tallinn (First Division).

NEW YORK RED BULLS – D Buckmaster waived. Appointed Connor Lade Senior Manager of Alumni and Player Relations.

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Arrest after alleged stabbing of a woman with a syringe full of sperm

A Maryland woman was stabbed with a syringe full of semen, police said Friday.

51-year-old Thomas Bryon Stemen was arrested on Tuesday after a woman reported being attacked while shopping on February 18, Anne Arundel police said in a statement.

The surveillance video shows Stemen pretending to run into the woman while she was returning a cart, hitting her with an object she pulled out of her pocket.

The victim – identified by WBAL-TV as Katie Peters – initially thought it had been burned by a cigarette butt, according to reports from the station.

“It looked like a bee sting, didn’t it?” Mr. Stemen would have told Mrs. Peters after the attack.

Police said they received an anonymous suggestion Tuesday that appointed the 51-year-old striker.

Investigators then found the syringe in the driver’s door of his car, WBAL-TV reported.

Mr. Stemen was arrested and charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless danger. A judge ordered to be held without bail.

Ms. Peters said at the station on Wednesday that she felt safer with Stemen behind bars.

Police said further tests and investigations are ongoing, believing that there may be further victims.

On Friday it is not clear whether Ms. Peters and Mr. Stemen knew each other.

“This investigation is extremely active, additional charges may apply,” police said on Twitter.

Prison records show that Stemen is housed in the Jennifer Road detention center.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was republished here with permission.

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February 29 Scoreboard | High school sports

IWCC at the Region XI tournament, 17:00

IWCC at NE OK A&M 3-5 p.m.

IWCC in Cowley, 12-2: 30 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln 42, Urbandale 35

WDM Dowling 50, Lewis Central 23

Class 2-A Substate 8 finals

Treynor vs. Panorama, 19:00

Class 1-A Substation 8 final

St. Albert vs. Remsen St. Mary’s, 19:00

State Basketball matches

at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

No. 2 Iowa City High (22-1) vs. No. 7 Cedar Rapids Prairie (20-3), 10:00 am

No. 3 Johnston (21-2) vs. N. 6 Southeast Polk (19-4), 11:45

N. 1 Waukee (21-2) vs. N. 8 Sioux City East (16-7), 13:30

No. 4 Cedar Falls (19-4) vs. No. 5 Waterloo West (19-4), 15:15

No. 1 Dike-New Hartford (22-1) vs. N. 8 Jesup (20-4), 17:00

No. 4 Red Oak (21-3) vs. No. 5 North Polk (19-5), 6.45pm

No. 2 Clear Lake (22-2) vs. No. 7 Davenport Assumption (16-7), 20:30

Sioux City Heelan (19-4) vs. Des Moines Christian (22-2), 10 a.m.

No. 1 North Scott (23-0) vs. No. 8 Clear Creek-Amana (19-4), 11:45

No. 4 Center Point-Urbana (21-2) vs. No. 5 Waverly-Shell Rock (20-2), 13:30

No. 2 Glenwood (24-0) vs. No. 7 Gilbert (19-3), 15:15

N. 3 Ballard (22-1) vs. N. 6 Lewis Central (19-5), 17:00

No. 1 Cascade (25-0) vs. No. 8 Denver (17-8), 18:45

No. 4 Osage (22-2) vs. No. 5 West Branch, 21-3), 20:30

N. 2 West Hancock (24-1) vs. N. 7 Logan-Magnolia (21-3), 10 a.m.

N. 3 North Linn (22-2) vs. N. 6 Western Christian (17-7), 11:45

N. 1 Newell Fonda (24-0) vs. N. 8 St. Albert (13-11), 13:30

No. 4 Montezuma (23-1) vs. No. 5 Saint Ansgar (21-2), 3.15pm

No. 2 Marquette Catholic (23-1) vs. No. 7 Gehlen Catholic (15-9), 17:00

N. 3 Algona Garrigan (23-1) vs. N. 6 Martensdale-St. Marys (18-8), 18:45

4 Dayton 82, Davidson 67

No. 12 Villanova vs. Providence at the Wells Fargo Center, 11 a.m.

N. 16 Penn State at n. 18 Iowa, 11 am

No. 22 Texas Tech vs. Texas, 11 a.m.

No. 1 Kansas in the state of Kansas, 12:30 pm

No. 2 Baylor at TCU, 13:00

6 Florida State in Clemson, 1pm

13 Seton Hall at No. Marquette, 13:30

15 Auburn at 8 Kentucky, at 2.45pm

No. 20 West Virginia vs. Oklahoma, 3pm

7 Duke in Virginia, at 5pm

N. 17 BYU in Pepperdine, 17:00

No. 5 San Diego state in Nevada, 19:00

No. 9 Maryland vs. No. 24 Michigan State, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s, 9pm

State of Iowa to Oklahoma State, 3:00 pm

DePaul to Butler, 5.30pm

Loyola-Chicago to Bradley, 13:00

Illinois State at Evansville, 1:00 PM

Valparaiso in the state of Indiana, 13:00

Southern Illinois in the state of Missouri, 3pm

Northern Iowa to Drake, 5pm

No. 10 Creighton in St. John, at 11 in the morning

No. 25 Houston vs. Cincinnati, 12:00

No. 19 Michigan in the state of Ohio 23, 15:00

No. 11 Louisville vs. Virginia Tech, 5pm

No. 21 Colorado to Stanford, 5pm

Indiana to Illinois, 1:00 p.m.

Northwestern Nebraska, 3.15pm

Minnesota in Wisconsin, at 5:30 pm

Xavier in Georgetown, 13:00

23 Princeton 81, Brown 39

No. 13 Arizona 73, No. 4 Stanford 72 (OT)

N. 17 Oregon State 75, Washington 61

No. 24 Arizona State vs. California, late

No. 3 Oregon vs Washington State, late

No. 9 UCLA vs. Colorado, late

San Giovanni 85, Butler 80, OT

Creighton 67, Villanova 47

Providence 62, Georgetown 55

Indiana State 70, Evansville 58

Valparaiso 72, Northern Iowa 69

Drake 83, Loyola Chicago 75

No. 18 Northwestern vs. Illinois, 1:00 p.m.

No. 20 South Dakota vs. North Dakota, 1:00 p.m.

N. 6 UConn vs. Houston, 2 p.m.

13 Gonzaga in Portland, 4pm

No. 25 Princeton vs. Yale, 4pm

No. 2 Baylor vs. Kansas State, 6:00 pm

Ohio State in Purdue, 3pm

West Virginia in the state of Iowa, at 12 noon

Oklahoma State in Kansas, 5pm

Oklahoma, Texas, 7pm

No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 South Carolina, 11 a.m.

No. 5 Louisville vs. Virginia Tech, 11 a.m.

No. 18 Iowa in Rutgers, 11 a.m.

No. 22 Indiana in Michigan, 11 am

25 TCU at Texas Tech, 12 noon

N. 4 Stanford at n. 24 Arizona State, 1:00 p.m.

N. 8 Status of N.C. in Virginia, 13:00

13 Arizona versus California, 13:00

No. 15 Kentucky in Vanderbilt, 1pm

19 Florida State vs. Notre Dame, 13:00

No. 10 State of Mississippi in Mississippi, 1:40 pm

No. 3 Oregon Vs. Washington, 2pm

12 DePaul in Marquette, 2.00pm

No. 17 Oregon State vs Washington State, 2:00 p.m.

No. 21 Missouri State in Bradley, 2.00pm

7 Maryland in Minnesota, 3:00 pm

No. 9 UCLA vs. Utah, 3 p.m.

Penn State at Michigan State, 1pm

Butler at Seton Hall, 12 p.m.

Villanova in Providence, 12 noon

Georgetown in Creighton, 13:00

Saverio in San Giovanni, at 15:00

Philadelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 2

Pittsburgh to Anaheim, late

Boston Vs. N.Y. Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 12 noon

Calgary in Tampa Bay, 3pm

New Jersey in Los Angeles, 3pm

Chicago, Florida, 5pm

Carolina in Montreal at 18:00

Detroit to Ottawa, 6pm

Vancouver to Toronto, 6pm

Buffalo Arizona, 7pm

Colorado to Nashville, 7:00 PM

Dallas to St. Louis, 19:00

Winnipeg in Edmonton, 9pm

Pittsburgh in San Jose, 9.30pm

Philadelphia in N.Y. Rangers, 11 am

Calgary in Florida, 3pm

Vancouver to Columbus, 6pm

Washington to Minnesota, 7pm

New Jersey to Anaheim, 8pm

Los Angeles to Las Vegas, 9.30pm

Orlando 136, Minnesota 125

Atlanta 141, Brooklyn 118

New Orleans 116, Cleveland 104

Milwaukee 133, Oklahoma City 86

Sacramento 104, Memphis 101

Denver to Los Angeles Clippers, late

Chicago in New York at 4pm

Brooklyn in Miami, 6.30pm

Portland to Atlanta at 6:30 pm

Indiana in Cleveland, 19:00

THERE. Lakers in Memphis, 7pm

Houston to Boston, 7.30pm

Orlando to San Antonio, 19:30

Golden State in Phoenix, 8pm

Milwaukee in Charlotte, 12:00

Dallas to Minnesota, 2.30pm

Philadelphia to Los Angeles Clippers, 2.30pm

Detroit in Sacramento, 5pm

Toronto to Denver, 5pm

THERE. Lakers in New Orleans, 7pm

Washington in Golden State, 7:30 pm

BOSTON RED SOX – Jack McCormack announced has taken on the role of Senior Director of Club Relations. Promoted Mike Regan to Major League Operations Director. Promoted Mark Cacciatore to Director of Team Travel. He promoted Erin Mylett Cox to Executive Assistant / Manager of Staff Support. Promoted Edgar Barreto as a coach for the strength and conditioning of the Major League. He hired Anthony Cerundolo as Assistant Athletic Trainer. He moved from Mike Roose to Athletic Performance Coordinator. Kirby Retzer will serve as the Trainer of the rehabilitation force for the rehabilitation of the minor league. He hired Michael Hernandez as Strength and Conditioning Coach for Single-A Greenville. Transitioned Ricky De Luna, Strength and Conditioning for the Gulf Coast League at beginner level. He hired Jharvyn Velazquez as athletic coach of the Dominican Summer League. Promoted Patrick McLaughlin to Minor League Operations Coordinator. He hired Stephan Aluko as Assistan of Florida Baseball Operations. He promoted Greg Rybarczyk to director, training and process analysis. He hired Jimmy O’Donnell as Assistan Baseball Analytics. Jake Bruml hired an assistant in amateur and professional scouting. He hired Dante Ricciardi as an area explorer in North Florida. He hired Kirk Fredriksson as an area explorer in the Middle Atlantic. He hired Lee Bryant as an area explorer in southern Texas and southern Louisiana. Marcus Cuellar has taken on the role of coordinator of international scouting. He hired Juan Carlos Calderon and Matias Laureano as explorers of the Dominican Republec area. Hired Cesar Morillo as Venezuela, he is a scout. He hired Kyri Washington as a professional scout.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Agreement with RHP Freddy Peralta on a five-year contract.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Signed DB Isaiah Johnson and OL Shane Carpenter.

LOS ANGELES KINGS – Remembered D Mikey Anderson from Ontario (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDS – Loan F Joshua Ho-Sang at the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS – signed D Patrick Griffin for a professional test.

WORCESTER RAILERS – Signed F Griff Jeszka for an amateur trial agreement.

UNION PHILADELPHY – Signed F Kacper Przybylko with extension of the Milti-yera contract.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC – Acquired M Janio Bikel by transfer from CSKA Sofia (First League).

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Bloomberg has donated over $ 197 million to DC – NBC4 Washington organizations

Mike Bloomberg’s Family Foundation donated $ 197 million to charity and government organizations in D.C. from 2014 to 2018, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The D.C. Public Education Fund has received $ 16.2 million in donations.

The Bloomberg Family Foundation donated more money per capita to D.C. than any other state, giving nearly $ 30 million per 100,000 people in the capital.

Some organizations have a local impact in the D.C. area, including Martha’s Table, which provides services to low-income or at-risk DC residents, and organizations that are funding the Planet Word language arts museum, which will open in May.

Others are groups focused nationally or internationally, such as the World Resources Institute. Sustainability-focused nonprofits received $ 2.75 million in 2017 and 2018, the two largest donations the Bloomberg foundation gave to D.C.

New York and Maryland received the highest net donations, with approximately $ 503 and $ 303 million respectively. Overall, the Bloomberg Family Foundation donated approximately $ 1.65 billion to over 500 charities and governmental organizations from 2014 to 2018, according to tax returns.

Bloomberg donations to charity and government organizations

The Bloomberg Family Foundation has donated over $ 1.65 billion to over 500 charities and governmental organizations in 30 states from 2014 to 2018.

In addition to charitable donations, Bloomberg also donated $ 7,500 to the Democratic State D.C. Committee, just 5 days before announcing his presidential democratic bid on November 24, 2019.

Bloomberg’s political donations, which went to his PAC, to various candidates, political parties and special interest funds, amounted to at least $ 150 million from 2014 to 2019. The Bloomberg PAC, the Independence USA PAC, he took the lion’s share of funds, nearly $ 97 million.

About $ 12 million in political donations from Bloomberg went to Democratic state candidates and parties and over $ 1 million to Republican and independent state candidates and parties.

Mike Bloomberg’s promising democratic presidential campaign was fueled by his estimated $ 60 billion fortune, which sparked criticism from other candidates in democratic debates.

His philanthropic efforts have likely led to substantial support from those he has supported. According to the Associated Press, Bloomberg has so far at least 155 official endorsements, including Mayor D.C. Muriel Bowser.

One hundred and fourteen of his accolades come from current or previous mayors, most of whom have known ties to him through the Bloomberg city leadership initiative to join philanthropic efforts or fundraising events.

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Third person now tested for coronavirus in Maryland – CBS Baltimore

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Taxing Internet advertisements could earn a lot of money, but doubts persist

Leading Maryland lawmakers looking for a way to help pay for a $ 4 billion 10-year educational plan have come up with what they consider an innovative idea of ​​where to get the money: Internet companies in your pocket.

The democratic proposal would tax Facebook and Google for any announcement that companies post on the computer screens of Maryland residents who visit their sites. If approved, the plan would make the Old Line State the first in the nation to increase revenue by taxing online advertising.

“Massive tech companies have grown in size and influence over the past two decades,” Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson, a Democrat, wrote in an email to Stateline. “This legislation begins to ensure that these companies pay their fair share in contributing to the construction of our state’s primary educational institutions.”

A Nebraska bill swept Internet ads in the overall sales tax. New York politicians would have taken a different approach for the same goal: to tax Internet companies on the personal information they collect from any state resident who visits their sites. Many other states can follow suit if they see a new source of money open up to pay for the necessary services.

Bill advocates say it’s time for wealthy Internet companies to pay more taxes, especially when companies profit from residents’ time and private information. But opponents argue that the measures are unfair, impractical and harmful to the economy.

Huge sums of money are at stake in the struggles. Facebook and Google are expected to account for about half of the $ 385 billion global digital advertising market in 2020, according to eMarketer, a company that tracks digital advertising.

Facebook alone could earn between $ 38 million and $ 76 million in a one-time sale of user data, according to an estimate by Investopedia, a financial advisory website.

“The digital services market is broken and a digital advertising tax can help restore the conditions we need to make the market work.”


Paul Romer, Nobel Prize-winning economist

Ulrik Boesen, a senior political analyst at the Tax Foundation, which supports lower and larger taxes, said that any tax on Internet advertising that targets only large entities is too tight and that the burden should be more widely. shared.

And bills that target data collection could be even worse, he said, if states use too vague definitions.

“Almost all companies would be responsible in some way,” he said, “because collecting the phone numbers from your customers or having a loyalty program … and using them to generate a profit could fall under the non-definition of the data.”

Separately, Maryland legislative leaders introduced an alternative way to pay for the education plan last week: a broad expansion of sales tax to many services to raise $ 2.6 billion. The sales tax rate will drop from 6% to 5%, but since it would apply to a wider range of services, it would generate more money.

Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan condemned the proposed tax expansion. “It will never happen while I’m governor. I can promise you that,” said Hogan.

Maryland fight

Maryland’s Internet law would estimate up to 10% of the excise tax on the revenues that large companies earn by selling digital ads targeting Maryland’s IP addresses. Companies with less than $ 100 million in annual advertising revenue would be exempt, which means that the bill would only affect major Internet companies, such as Google and Facebook.

Maryland law estimates that sponsors raise $ 250 million annually.

But opponents claim that the measure is not fair for detecting online ads.

“As it is written today, it applies to only one type of support: digital, not ours Baltimore Sun friends or TV, “said Senator Andrew Serafini, a Republican, in a telephone interview.” You can’t just choose a form of advertising. “

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Record Cyber ​​Monday increases state tax revenues

Opponents also claim that the legislation would be complicated, noting that it took years and a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Wayfair case to allow states to collect sales tax from all online purchases. States still need to write and implement statutes and rules for this to happen.

“Supporters claim that Wayfair’s decision took many years to resolve,” added Serafini. “I fear that kindergarten children today could have graduated before this is resolved.”

The Internet Association, a national lobbying group representing online businesses including Facebook, Google, eBay and many others, said in a letter to the Maryland legislature that the tax would be “discriminatory and punitive”. The letter, from senior vice president Robert Callahan, also claimed that the bill would “likely” violate the federal law on permanent tax freedom on the Internet.

This law, signed in 2016, prohibits states or the federal government from imposing “discriminatory e-commerce taxes”.

Facebook sent questions to the association. Google did not respond to requests for comment.

But economist Paul Romer, a Nobel laureate and Internet expert who supports Maryland law, said that overall the “digital services market is broken and a digital advertising tax can help restore the conditions we have need to make the market work. “

He expanded this theory into a New York Times He said that large digital companies such as Facebook and Google are profiting from creating a “paradise for dangerous misinformation and hate speech that has undermined trust in democratic institutions.” An advertising tax that uses personal data to target ads would force large platforms to switch to an ad-free, subscription-based model, he said.

Ferguson, sponsor of the bill, said in his email that he and other supporters “will continue to work with Maryland-based companies to ensure that all companies will be able to comply with the legislation and address all constitutional issues, and I am confident that the legislation will pass this session. “

An analysis of Maryland and Nebraska bills by the finance company Ernst and Young found that other states could follow.

In addition, according to the analysis, the bills mimic similar actions taken by foreign governments, highlighted by the French tax on the gross revenues of digital services issued last year. Other countries to issue similar withdrawals include Austria, Italy and Turkey. Their taxes will go into effect on various dates in 2020.

But the United States federal government is suspicious of European corporate taxes. U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron signed an agreement last month to suspend the tax in exchange for suspension of retaliation rates on French goods imported into the United States.

Collection of private tax data

The innovative New York law would impose a 5% tax on the gross revenues of companies that derive income from the collection and sale of consumer data. Whenever someone uses an Internet service, companies collect user data, including names, dates of birth, addresses, interests and even product preferences.

Parliamentarian Stacey Pheffer Amato, a Democrat and sponsor of the bill, said in a telephone interview that consumers are not right to not benefit when their information is collected and sold to third parties by Internet companies. A tax on that income, he said, would give state revenue which could then be spent on programs to help state residents.

“I don’t know if all consumers understand what happens with Facebook: companies sell data and make money.” He said non-Internet companies collect data and information from consumers and sell it, but not on an Internet company scale.

“My name is being shared and they are making a profit,” he asked. “How can I share this wealth?”

Amato said he presented the bill, which did not attract any formal opposition, in part to start a discussion on the matter. “It could have unintended consequences – I’m open to hearing it.”

In Nebraska, Republican state senator Tom Briese has presented a bill that predicts that it will spark debate over the question, “What would be our sales tax rate if we taxed all services?” said Edward Boone, his chief of staff. “We would have an extremely low sales tax rate, such as 1 or 2%.”

Nebraska’s sales tax rate is 5.5%, but is assessed only on certain products and services: food, for example, is exempt. If the sales tax were extended to include more goods and services, including advertising revenues from Internet companies, the rate could be lowered and the same amount of money would still increase.

Boone said that when lawmakers review the bill in a hearing later this month, lawmakers will have a chance to “make a more informed decision about what services we want to exempt from taxes.” Online services are expected to be part of the discussion.

In a tactical move, the bill, if passed, would not take effect until 2021. “If it had passed intact, the legislator could introduce a number of bills to exempt certain services, such as horse massages,” Boone said. “And they could make those decisions with information.”

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