05/26/16 - 8:39pm
JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker’s newly repackaged tax proposals have landed with a thud in the Alaska Legislature, with criticism over having all the pieces rolled together and questions about the overall impact.
Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said rolling them into one package is almost like a recipe to fail, since someone might support one piece but not another. Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, asked Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck why bother with this, noting the package would only address a small portion of the estimated multibillion-dollar state deficit.