Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, second from right, joined Assembly members Nancy Skinner, D-Berekley, left, Charles Calderon, D-Montebello, and state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, in ... more 
Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, second from right, joined Assembly members Nancy Skinner, D-Berekley, left, Charles Calderon, D-Montebello, and state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, in urging lawmakers to reject a proposal by Amazon to grant the internet giant a two-year exemption from collecting sales tax, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Amazon has proposed that in exchange for the two-year reprieve from having to collect sales tax, it would build new facilities in California that could employ as many as 7,000 people.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 4:35 PM EDT