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Legislator Dixon opposes proposal to consider border crossings fee


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon co-sponsored a resolution opposing a possible border crossing fee along the United States-Canadian border. Approved unanimously at the April 25, 2013 Erie County Legislature session, the resolution will be sent to federal representatives, encouraging them to continue to fight against a recent proposal that could result in an increased cost for motorists and pedestrians to travel into the United States.

 

Recently the Department of Homeland Security suggested a study be conducted to review adding a border crossing fee as part of its 2014 budget proposal. Legislator Dixon and her colleagues oppose this proposal, stating that a fee increase would have a substantial negative impact on the local economy.

 

“A fee at the border would cause major concerns for our local economy by deterring Canadian residents from traveling to the states for shopping and various events. Instead, we need to improve border crossing efforts to encourage visitors, not add a fee that would only turn many of them away,” said Legislator Dixon.

 

To read a copy of the complete resolution, please CLICK HERE. In 2012, Erie County collected $410 million in sales tax revenue.

 

For additional information, please contact Legislator Dixon’s Legislative Office at 858-8671 or email lynne.dixon@erie.gov.