State legislation worth supporting

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008

The House of Representatives Finance Committee should schedule House Bill 106 and repeal the studded tire tax.

Studded tires save lives.

I have been a resident of the state for more than 47 years and know that this is true, as I have driven with studded tires and without and have been saved by studded tires several times. This should be a necessity for all Alaskans and an additional tax should not be imposed.

Also, legislators should please consider hearing House Bill 111, decreasing the business licenses fees from $100 to $25. This is also an important bill to support the economy of Alaska by promoting new businesses.

I am also encouraging representatives to hear House Bill 337 regarding the health care transparency act.

Sharon Benson



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