Sunday, February 24, 2013
You never know what the legislature might do
An Inland Empire assemblyman wants to shave up to 9 percent off the cost of every college textbook sold in the state. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 479, which would exempt college textbooks sold in California from the state's sales tax. Only three in 10 college students in the Golden State purchase their college textbooks, according to his office, which they blame on the high price of textbooks. "AB 479 recognizes the importance of education in our state and removes an added burden the state currently places on students pursuing higher education," Donnelly is quoted as saying in a press release. "By removing the sales tax on textbooks purchased at college bookstores, this measure will help hundreds of thousands of students throughout our state be able to more easily afford the cost of education. It will also incentivize talented students from other parts of the country to come to California for college."...
Full story at http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_22654328/inland-empire-assemblyman-tim-donnelly-wants-end-textbook