By Kevin Bogardus - 03/25/10 01:51 PM EDT
Rep. Jim McDermott will introduce legislation today to tax online gambling and send the proceeds to foster care.
bill, an updated version of legislation he introduced early last year,
also would give 6 percent of online gaming taxes earned within their
borders to state and tribal governments.
said he made the changes because state government budgets have been hit
hard by the recession and social services, like children’s health
insurance, are suffering.
“The major reason is to make it possible for states to have access to online gambling revenue,” McDermott, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, told The Hill.