truman school of public affairs

US Senate will debate Marketplace Fairness Act

Apr 26, 2013

   A new internet sales tax up for debate in the United States Senate could affect Missouri businesses. The Marketplace Fairness Act would allow states to tax online transactions from stores without a physical presence in Missouri.

Former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton heads to the University of Missouri campus Wednesday to address aspiring politicians and other students in the Truman School of Public Affairs.

Skelton, a Democrat, spent 34 years in the U.S. House. He chaired the House Armed Services Committee from 2007 through 2010, the year he lost the general election to Republican Vicky Hartzler.

Skelton now lobbies in Washington for the Missouri law firm of Husch Blackwell. He's also on the advisory board of the Center for New American Security.