A recent study suggests Alabama schools and municipalities are projected to lose $104 million in 2009 because of online retailers who do not collect sales taxes, reports the Mobile Press-Register. Nationwide, state and local governments are projected to lose $6.95 billion in 2009 as a result of online sales, according to the study by three professors from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As steep new cuts loom for the state's education and General Fund budgets, officials in Alabama and beyond are eyeing internet transactions with renewed interest. "We're hearing a lot of that momentum developing across the country," said Alabama Revenue...

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