Anchorage Assembly members pitch new tax proposals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – City leaders in Anchorage have discussed new taxes to offset declines in revenue from the state despite voters failing to pass tax proposals as recently as April.
Anchorage Daily News reported Friday that the Anchorage Assembly has held multiple town hall meetings this week to explain the city’s financial situation, explore revenue options and hear comments from the public. Officials say a sales tax and two versions of an alcohol tax were pitched. City officials say the Assembly could place multiple proposals on the ballot, but only want one to go before voters. Officials say a proposal must get at least eight out of the 11 members’ votes to be placed on the ballot.