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Plug That Budget Hole!

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We're in a sticky situation, kids. The State's budget deficit isn't getting any smaller, and creative thinkers in Sac-town are stumped. However, an Assemblyman from Montebello has found a potential new source of revenue to pay for necessities, like education and law enforcement. Assemblyman Charles Calderon has proposed slapping a stiff tax on sex-related businesses to the chagrin of local sex-shop operators. "The bill would add the 25 percent tax to any items sold in an "adult entertainment venue." That would be anyplace that gets at least half of its revenue from sexually explicit performances or from the sale of adult videos, magazines or other media. In other words, you would have to pay a 25 percent tax on anything you bought in a porn store – even a pack of gum." [OC Register]