Suspending gas tax doesn't deserve any mileage
June 29, 2022
Election-year politics have a way of bringing bad ideas to the top — when they belong at the bottom of the settling pond.
Yes, fuel prices are high, painfully so in many communities and particularly so for people and businesses that have no choice but to fill up the tank and drive to work or deliver for a living.
But suspending the federal tax on gasoline and diesel would not accomplish much good. Same for getting rid of the state tax. The Alaska Legislature this past session, with the support of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, considered suspending the state tax on motor fuels for a year, but a majo...