Dunleavy's fish tax bill met with staunch resistance

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A Senate panel heard Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to repeal a law that calls for sharing fish taxes between the state and certain coastal communities.

Senate Bill 63 would cost these fishing communities about $29 million in the upcoming fiscal year that starts July 1.

The state Senate’s Community and Regional Affairs Committee gave the bill, one of several supporting Dunleavy’s broader fiscal plan to close a $1.6 billion gap, its first hearing Thursday afternoon.

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