By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Motor fuel tax holiday bill could die in state Senate


It’s up to the Senate in the final days of the legislative session whether Alaskans will get a year of gasoline and diesel at the pump without the state tax of eight cents a gallon.

The House by a 36-2 margin on May 4 passed the measure — which could save an average driver $30 to $50 a year in motor fuel taxes but cost the state about $35 million in lost revenues — sending it to the Senate for action in the final two weeks of the session.

A week later, the Senate Transportation Committee moved the bill on May 11, sending it to its next stop, the Senate Finance Committee, just one week...

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