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Taxpayer Group Says Huckabee Should Re-Think Stance Against Fuel Tax Relief

SEPTEMBER 13, 2005 - Posted at 4:44 p.m. CDT

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Arkansans still deserve a break from state fuel taxes, even though Governor Huckabee and legislative leaders have expressed reluctance to do so: that's the message from the National Taxpayer's Union (NTU), which has sent an open letter on behalf of its 3,700 Arkansas members to the Goveror urging him to consider all the strong reasons to "permanently lower state gas tax rates or provide temporary relief through a 'gas tax holiday.'

According to NTU Government Affairs Manager Kristina Rasmussen, who authored the letter to Huckabee, Arkansas' gasoline excise tax ranks near the middle nationally, but the combined federal-state burden on a gallon of gas still exceeds 39 cents, and nearly equals $6 on a typical fill-up.  Thus, suspending the state's portion of this burden would provide modest but noticeable savings to consumers.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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