October 19, 2017
Last Thursday, I hosted a town hall in Ketchikan to discuss the revenue options for the upcoming special session. Our primary topic was Governor Walker’s wage and self-employment tax bill that he submitted for the Legislature’s consideration. I plan to propose an amendment to his bill, part of which I’ve outlined below.
His proposal calls for a 1.5 percent flat tax on wages or self-employment income that includes a capped amount of $2,200.00, which would be the amount owed by an individual making $170,000 annually. I plan to introduce a 50% deduction to the 2.65 mill. levy property ta...