Anchorage Assembly proposes multiple tax options for 2020 ballot

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The chair of the Anchorage Assembly says residents should expect to see a proposal for new taxes on the April 7 ballot and new revenues are needed to move the city forward.

"There's only so much that we can do within the budget that we have," said Assembly member Felix Rivera.

The Anchorage Assembly unanimously agreed on several key tasks for the upcoming year, announced in its 2019-2021 Assembly Priorities plan focusing on homelessness, public safety and economic development. The plan calls for increased spending and new hires.

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