|Intro:||A plan to collect sales tax on Internet purchases ran into a major glitch in the Senate Monday.|
Wrap: The debate descended into comebacks and name calling.
One conservative Republican, Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau, called another conservative Republican a "tax-and-spend liberal."
Joplin Senator Gary Nodler was on the receiving end of that insult.
He and Crowell argued whether the bill would create a new tax for Missourians.
Description: CROWELL: "If you're calling that legitimate business transaction -- that I believe is legitimate -- a black market transaction-"
NODLER: "This bill doesn't create any new taxes nor-"
CROWELL: "Yes, it does."
NODLER: "No, it doesn't."
CROWELL: "It certainly does."
Crowell's filibuster prevented the bill from moving forward.
From the state Capitol, I'm Emily Coleman.