TODAYS RESULTS WERE NON-BINDING, BUT THESE RESULTS COULD PUT THE ISSUES ON THE WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. JULIANA: IT’S SOMETHING WE’VE ALL DONE. BOUGHT ITEMS ONLINE. BUT WITH EVERY CLICK, WE’RE IMPACTING OUR STATE’S ECONOMY AND IT’S HURTING WELL-KNOWN BIG BUSINESSES. KARL PETRICK: YOU GET MORE PUSH TO GO ONLINE WHICH THEN LEADS TO MORE STORES CLOSING. JULIANA: CLOSURE… AFTER CLOSURE…. AFTER CLOSURE… IN JUST THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, 9 MAJOR RETAILERS HAVE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. AS OTHERS CLOSE HUNDREDS OF STORES ACROSS THE U.S. IT’S PART OF AN OVERALL TREND IN TERMS OF MORE AND MORE PEOPLE SHOPPING ONLINE. THERE’S MORE CHOICE ONLINE. JULIANA: WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY ECONOMICS PROFESSOR KARL PETRICK SAID ONLINE RETAILERS HAVE MADE IT TOUGH FOR SOME BRICK AND MORTAR STORES TO COMPETE. KARL PETRICK: HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU ACTUALLY IN A STORE AND THEN YOU LOOK ON AMAZON TO CHECK PRICES BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BUY IT BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO BUY IT TODAY IF IT’S CHEAP ENOUGH ONLINE YOU’LL JUST WAIT THE DAY TO GET IT. JULIANA: AND THAT’S HURTING OUR STATE ECONOMY. THERE’S NO FEDERAL LAW THAT REQUIRES ONLINE RETAILERS TO COLLECT A STATE SALES TAX, WHICH MEANS OUR STATE IS LOSING OUT ON THAT MONEY. THAT LOSS IS SO SIGNIFICANT, STATE SENATE PRESIDENT STAN ROSENBERG IS CONSIDERING CHANGES TO OUR TAX SYSTEM STAN ROSENBERG: OUR TAX REVENUES ARE NOT COMING IN AS PROJECTED BECAUSE THE ECONOMY HAS CHANGED SO MUCH AND OUR TAX SYSTEM IS BUILT ON THE OLD MODEL OF THE ECONOMY. JULIANA: ROSENBERG IS CONSIDERING ADDING ADDITIONAL TAXES ON “PROFESSIONAL