Gov. Walker says he’ll introduce tax to help fix Alaska’s fiscal future
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Gov. Bill Walker said he will likely introduce a tax as part of a new fiscal plan to end Alaska’s budget deficit.
He said he hopes to unveil that plan by Dec. 15.
The governor wouldn’t give specifics about what it would be on, or who it would affect.
“It’s in pencil, not pen. I really can’t be any more specific,” Walker said at a press conference Thursday.
Walker says he’ll also wants more budget cuts, but wouldn’t say yet how many.
Rep. Chris Tuck said the governor’s announcement was a surprise to him, but the oil industry got through last year’s budget cuts unscathed, so he believes the governor might be cutting oil tax credits.
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