McDermott calls for gambling tax for foster kids

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Fostering good intentions

Fostering good intentions

Congressman Jim McDermott will introduce legislation today to tax online gambling and send the proceeds to foster care. McDermott’s bill would also give 6% of online gaming taxes earned within Washington’s borders to state and tribal governments. “I wanted to help out foster kids,” said McDermott, in a rare example of a politician talking sense. “I have watched them always get the short end of the stick.” Read more.


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