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 before t...


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