EDITORIAL

Taxing online retailers helps Mass. coffers

FILE-- A worker inside the Wayfair distribution center in Cranbury, N.J., April 13, 2017. Internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence, the Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 2018. State officials in South Dakota sued three online retailers, including Wayfair, for violating a law that required merchants to collect sales tax. (John Taggart/\ The New York Times)

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The US Supreme Court ruling clears the way for states, including Massachusetts, to collect an estimated $13 billion or more in extra taxes every year.

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The Legislature should pass the bill that strengthens an expands early education and care.

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The law would bring long-overdue changes to the state laws dealing with sexually dangerous people.

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The only thing voters are hearing from the Democrats is hysteria and profanity. It’s not working.

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