Missouri lawmaker wants umps to pay state tax
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker and St. Louis baseball fan says umpires should pay -- literally -- for what he sees as bad calls made during the playoff series in which the Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros.
Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to expand the state athlete
and entertainer tax to also cover officials such as umpires and
referees. The tax is charged to out-of-state residents who earn
money in Missouri while performing in such events as baseball games
and concerts. ...
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