State 'education tax' not graduating this year

Legislation to bring back a state tax on individual Alaskans to help pay for schools — which was abolished in 1980 as the state got rich with oil — looks destined for more homework and returning to class in committee next year.

The bill moved out of the House Ways and Means Committee on May 6, moving next to the Finance Committee. But getting a tax bill through the full House and Senate before the Legislature’s May 19 adjournment deadline would be a tough assignment in any political school.

The measure, as amended by the committee last week, would impose an annual tax of $25 on all Alaskans ea...


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