Governor Ned Lamont has recently called for taxing goods and services in Connecticut that have been exempt from sales tax, including college textbooks. This is not an ideal way to raise revenue for the state, and is frankly unfair to many people who are already struggling financially.
More students are renting their books at a much lower cost, so fewer books are being brought back, Leonard Oser, manager of the UConn Bookstore, said. The textbook buyback has been smaller over the past few years, he said.
The Undergraduate Student Government is considering piloting a program that would allow students to swap their old textbooks for books they need for the next semester, USG programs director Malu Foley said.