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Weak economy brings call for new taxes from governors

...makes taxes "a likelier choice of resort among politicians," said a skeptical Pete Sepp, director of the National Taxpayers Union. "The problem is, raising taxes during a recession will surely drive the spiral further down." On the other...
Decrease minimum wage and spending

...employees to competition from private companies. Both of these solutions would help Alaska's economy and budget a great deal - without raising taxes. Paul J. Gessing Director of Government Affairs National Taxpayers Union Alexandria, Va.
McCain targets cash for Essential Air Service for rural communities hub airports anyway. He added that many watchdog organizations like Citizens Against Government Waste and National Taxpayers Union support his amendment. ? Contact reporter Jonathan Grass at 523-2276 or jonathan.grass@juneauempire...
Forest reopened for lumber stirs debate

...federal funding for all new logging roads here. The Senate has yet to vote on the matter. The conservative National Taxpayers Union said recently that if logging is not viable here under market conditions, "then taxpayers should not be expected...
Alaska doesn't need an income tax

...state's leaders need to continue looking for cost savings and efficiency within the budget and working to enable the state to attract new business. Paul J. Gessing Director of Government Affairs National Taxpayers Union Alexandria, Va.
Alaska editorial: Arctic refuge critics mischaracterized exploration support

...Congress of Racial Equality, Competitive Enterprise Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Citizens' Alliance for Responsible Energy, American Land Rights Association...
Should the US push ahead on building nuclear power plants?

...Yet the loan guarantee proposal is opposed not only by many environmental and scientific groups but also by the National Taxpayers Union, Taxpayers for Common Sense and many political conservatives who believe that subsidies like this reduce the...
Governors like pigs at the trough

...don't exist. The Heritage Foundation's Brian Riedel, Stuart Butler and others (, the National Taxpayers Union ( and Citizens Against Government Waste ( have all written thoughtful and nonpartisan...
Juneau Empire Online Opinion and Letters: Library Internet access is another tax scam 7/31/98

...good deeds can the American taxpayer afford? Eric V. Schlecht is director of congressional relations for the National Taxpayers Union. Readers may write him at: NTU, 108 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314. He wrote this opinion...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Stevens ends effort to boost officials' pensions 8/2/98

...cost-of-living increases that recipients receive annually, according to Peter Sepp, a spokesman for the conservative National Taxpayers Union. ``Adopting this amendment would be an ill-timed, ill-considered move guaranteed to alienate many of...


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