Colorado

Mar 10, 2010 11:13 AM by Associated Press

Colorado group calls for Amazon.com boycott

The liberal group ProgressNow wants Coloradans to boycott Amazon.com over the retailer's decision to cut ties with online affiliates in the state.

The boycott call came Tuesday, a day after Amazon.com broke with Colorado bloggers and Web site operators who help it sell products.

Amazon blamed the state's new online tax law for its decision. It requires out-of-state, online retailers to collect taxes or tell customers how much they owe the state each year.

Democratic lawmakers say Amazon is using affiliates as pawns to make a point.

Republican Sen. Greg Brophy wants to try to overturn the tax but would need permission from majority Democrats to try.

Senate President Brandon Shaffer says that's unlikely because he doesn't want to reward Amazon's "bad behavior."

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