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Proposed cargo tax would mean higher costs for Alaskans

...could increase the cost of most basic goods by as much as 10 percent. The Washington tax bill, authored by Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, would require marine operators to pay an extra $50 per each 20-foot container or its equivalent as it enters...

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Proposed cargo tax would mean higher costs for Alaskans

...could increase the cost of most basic goods by as much as 10 percent. The Washington tax bill, authored by Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, would require marine operators to pay an extra $50 per each 20-foot container or its equivalent as it enters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021607/sta_20070216034.shtml
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Washington nixes tax on shipping containers for now

...Washington State Senate amended the bill from a container tax to a study of shipping fees. The bill's author, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, had initially introduced the measure as a way to raise money to alleviate congestion at the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032907/loc_20070329001.shtml
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Lawmakers to weigh in on container fees

...most hurt by the tax. The Alaska Legislature passed a resolution opposing the container fee. Washington Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, sponsored the bill in that state, but after Alaskans and others objected, her bill was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062707/loc_fees001.shtml
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Washington senator's freight proposal raises ire in Alaska

...the state of Alaska," and lawmakers are discussing their options should the fees pass. Washington state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, proposed the tax as a way to pay for improvements to the state's congested port facilities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022207/sta_20070222011.shtml
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Washington container tax nixed for now

...Washington State Senate amended the bill from a container tax to a study of shipping fees. The bill's author, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, had initially introduced the measure as a way to raise money to alleviate congestion at the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032807/container.html
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