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State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/23/2013 12:32:19 PM PST
Updated: 02/23/2013 07:20:47 PM PST

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.

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