Alaskans need to let reps know how they feel

Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Outside dairy interests are once again trying to force a milk tax on Alaskans. And, it is good to know that Alaska State Rep. Bob Lynn is trying to kill the milk tax. He has introduced HJR 16, a resolution opposing imposition of a milk tax on Alaskans. Bob needs help. The Alaska Senate must pass Bob’s resolution without delay so that it can go to the governor for her signature. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Ted Stevens and Congressman Don Young need to know that Alaskans do not want to be taxed by Outside interests.

If the Outside milk tax is not killed, then a high tax will be placed on all milk products such as yogurt, ice cream, cheese, etc. This tax will place a hardship on Alaskans, especially those living on a fixed income, school children, senior citizens, residents of rural Alaska, Alaska Natives, who would be forced to pay more for milk products that are among the most expensive in the nation.

If you want to kill the milk tax, call Murkowski’s office at (907) 271-3735, Stevens at 271-5915 and Young at 271-5978 and tell them to kill the milk tax forever. Remember that the squeaky wheel gets the attention — in this case no milk tax.

Call Bob Lynn and thank him. He’s the only Alaska legislator fighting the Outside milk tax interests. He can be reached at (800) 870-4931.

Jlona Richey

President

Women Involved In Farm Economics

Alaska Chapter



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