Alaskans should not be penalized
for stimulating economic growth
By Governor Sarah Palin
April 12, 2008
Dear Fellow Alaskan,
With just a few days left in the 25th Alaska Legislature, the
final actions taken by lawmakers will have a major impact on
Alaska and Alaskans. HB 111, a critical bill which would lower
the Business License Fee, is currently stalled.
The Alaska economy is blessed by people with an entrepreneurial
spirit. Business leaders provide new ideas and develop innovative
products and services. By investing in their businesses, small
firm owners make a major contribution to our economy.
The original version of HB111 that I proposed would have returned
the business license fee, which was increased to $100 under the
former administration, to $25. The fee increase has caused a
hardship for those who are helping grow our economy, especially
people who operate home-based and part-time businesses.
The House Finance Committee amended the bill to set the fee at
$50 and it sailed through the House because it makes good business
sense. HB 111 is currently stalled in the Senate Finance Committee.
I urge you to contact your senator TODAY and let him or her know
that HB111 is good for Alaskans, who should not be penalized
for stimulating economic growth.
Until next time,
Governor Sarah Palin
Received April 10, 2008 - Published
April 12, 2008
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