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New Mexico Considering Video Game Tax

New Mexico Considering Video Game Tax
A tax called 'No Child Left Inside' has been backed by New Mexico's Sierra Club, an environmental and outdoor preservation group. The proposed one-percent sales tax on video games and televisions is aimed at funding outdoor classroom initiatives and encouraging New Mexico's increasingly obese and diabetic youth to get off the couch and explore the great outdoors.

According to New Mexico's State Parks Division, 80 percent of the state's youth live within a half hour of a state park, but only about 10 percent have ever actually set foot in one. We think that video games and central air might have a particular attraction to the youth in a state where temperatures can reach well over a hundred degrees.

From Engadget

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