September 5, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 36

Letters to the Editor

Senior

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exemption encouraged pioneers to stay

To the Editor:

I'd like to clarify my comments on the senior sales tax exemption that were in the Pilot last week. When I said they were earned by just getting older, we were discussing my generation, the baby boomers. Boomers are coming in to get their tax exempt cards almost daily as they turn 65.

This exemption was part of a package of benefits enacted to encourage our retired pioneers to remain living in Alaska. Those pioneers who are left are now in their 80s and 90s. They are our parents and grandparents. They worked hard to build communit...

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