Assembly doesn't like the thought of state sales tax

Wrangell assembly members do not like the idea of a state sales tax, even if may be the only tax that state lawmakers are willing to consider.

Despite their objection, members agreed they should stay engaged in the issue, particularly as the Alaska Municipal League discusses state revenue options and talks with communities about how a state sales tax could work.

AML Director Nils Andreassen explained the situation at a borough assembly workshop March 23.

Given the political reality in Alaska, a statewide sales tax is plausible in the near future, he said. Not so a state income tax. As such, he...


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