The right thing: No city liquor tax

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The Anchorage Assembly did the right thing last night when it nixed the idea of a city alcohol tax.

The idea was floated by Assemblyman Dick Traini, who has tried before to get such a tax to help the city defray costs associated with substance abuse. Traini said Anchorage is not getting its fair share of liquor taxes collected by the state.

His proposed city levy would have started at 2 percent and could have increased over the years to 6 percent. He said he expected the tax to raise $1.4 million the first year and expenditures could be designated by city officials.

The right thing: No city liquor tax


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