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Governor Parnell Calls for Two-Year Motor Fuel Tax Suspension


January 12, 2010, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today transmitted legislation to suspend the motor fuel tax for two years. The suspension would apply to gasoline, diesel, marine fuel and aviation fuel.

“Alaskans continue to pay some of the highest fuel prices in the nation,” Governor Parnell said. “We need to ease the burden placed on our residents while we work to find long-term solutions to the high energy costs across our state.”

The tax was suspended as part of an energy assistance bill in 2008, when Alaskans faced ballooning costs for both transportation and home heating fuels. The suspension lapsed in September 2009.

A copy of the bill and transmittal letters are available at: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/pdf/MotorFuelTaxLetter_Jan8-2010.pdf
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