Anchorage GOP Sen. Giessel scales back her fee hike for studded tires

JUNEAU — Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, has scaled back her proposal for a massive hike on Alaska's studded tire tax.

Giessel's original legislation would have increased the state user fee to $75 a tire, up from $5 now, which would have tallied $300 for a set of four instead of the current $20.

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In a new "sponsor substitute" introduced Wednesday, Giessel is now calling for a $50 tax instead — or $200 for a full...

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