by Channel 2 News staff
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sean Parnell is calling for a two-year suspension of Alaska's motor fuels tax.
The tax -- which applies to gasoline, diesel, and marine and aviation fuel -- was temporarily suspended in 2008 as part of an energy assistance bill. Parnell wanted the suspension extended when it expired in September.
"Alaskans continue to pay some of the highest fuel prices in the nation," Parnell said in a release. "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 Legislature gavels into session on Jan. 19.