Friday, July 17, 2009

Fuel tax relief to continue?

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, who takes over for outgoing Gov. Sarah Palin on July 26, is calling on state legislators to extend the suspension of Alaska's motor fuel taxes, including the 5 cent per gallon levy on marine diesel and gasoline.

Legislators are meeting in special session on Aug. 10 to, among other things, consider overriding a Palin veto.

No indication yet on whether the lawmakers will add the fuel tax issue to their agenda.

The one-year fuel tax suspension now in place is set to expire on Sept. 1 unless legislators extend it.

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