Baxley proposes tax cut for Guard

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley says if she's elected governor, she will push for a tax break for the Alabama National Guard.

Baxley announced Wednesday that she wants to eliminate the state income tax on pay that the Guard receives for its weekend training and its two weeks of annual duty.

Baxley is also proposing giving the Guard free hunting and fishing licenses.

Baxley says this is a way for the state to show its appreciation for the sacrifices made by the Guard members and their families.

The Legislative Fiscal Office estimates that Baxley's income tax proposal would cost three-point-five million dollars annually and her hunting and fishing license proposal would cost between 38-thousand and 94-thousand dollars annually, depending on how many Guard members participate.

Courtesy: Associated Press