Arizona Alt Fuel Vehicle Subsidy Cut Urged

Program proves too popular as consumers exploit loopholes meant to promote cleaner fuels.

Published: 10-Nov-2000

Gov. Jane Hull is urging the state to backtrack on a deal offering subsidies to motorists who drive alternative-fuel vehicles, now that costs of the program are spiraling out of control.

"The bottom line on this whole process is we cannot let this state hemorrhage money. We cannot let this go on," Hull said Thursday as she called the Legislature into special session beginning Monday.

Hull outlined a plan to revamp the program, which had offered tax credits to residents who bought vehicles using so-called clean fuels like natural gas, propane or electricity, or who converted conventional vehicles to use such fuels.

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