A House committee has unveiled a new version of an income tax bill to replace one first introduced by Gov. Bill Walker.


The governor has insisted that lawmakers pass a broad-based tax this session as part of a larger plan to solve the state budget gap, but members of House and Senate leadership have said there’s no appetite for an income tax right now.


However, the House Finance Committee on Sunday released a new draft bill as a compromise. It adopts the governor’s proposal for an income tax at six percent of federal liability, but implements it two years later than the governor wanted — Jan. 1, 2019.


The 90-day legislative session is scheduled to end at midnight on Sunday, but lawmakers can continue working for up to 121 days, as stated in the Alaska State Constitution. Committee hearings have been scheduled for Monday.


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