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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio The University of Utah's student government is backing a bill it says will save students money.
The plan: stop the sales tax on textbooks. "It could save students up to $50, $60 a year," Student Government Chief of Staff Greg Stillman said.
Stillman says textbooks make up a big part of students' budgets. "Textbooks and supplies is a percentage, of overall tuition and fees, up to 25 percent," he said.
He says Rep. Greg Hughes is sponsoring the bill, and they're optimistic. But senior Adam Famulary says they should be doing something else. "Targeting the publishers and making them lower the prices," he said.
And he says it would help if they'd stop issuing new editions every year.