Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Anchorage Daily News
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Good News: Alaska is raking in record profits from the high price of oil. Bad News: Every time Mr. and Mrs. Alaska put gasoline in their vehicles they suffer a “wallet-dectomy.” So why not lower the outrageous price of gasoline by suspending unnecessary fuel taxes?

That’s why I asked the governor on September 6th, and again on September 28 that, when he calls the special session of the legislature for consideration of gas pipeline contract, he include on the agenda suspension of state gasoline, diesel, marine, and aviation gasoline taxes for so long as the price of Alaska oil remains above $50 a barrel. Lowering taxes on anything helps business and families. Fuel taxes are no exception.

When the budget is tight, we do need these taxes to maintain our roads. But state coffers currently runneth over with oil revenue. Let’s give Alaska’s business and consumers a break – however small it may seem. Alaska can set the example for America by suspending fuel taxes.


Bob Lynn
Representative, District 31


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