May 7 2013
The U.S. Senate approved a bill requiring online retailers to collect state sales taxes, which could raise billions in revenue for individual states. The WI Department of Revenue estimates that the The Marketplace Fairness Act would result in about $95 million in funds for the state when fully implemented by 2015.
In Music news, the lineup for the 9th annual Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay was announced yesterday. The festival, which offers 14 venues with live music June 13 to the 16th, will feature Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Brown. Other performers include Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo, the Wiskey Belles, The Delta Routing and Liv Mueller. .
Three women who had been missing for 10 years, were rescued by police yesterday in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found yesterday after Amanda Berry was able to get free and get the attention of neighbors. Authorities later arrested three brothers. The women, now in their late 20's appeared to be in good heath and were taken to the hospital to be evaluated and reunited with relatives.
In entertainment news, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to appear on this week's episode of NBC's "The Office". Rodgers is to play a judge in a singing competition. On his weekly radio show, Rodgers had expressed a desire to host "SNL', but so far that invite has not happened.