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No favor

The U.S. Supreme Court is doing western cities, including Anchorage, no favor in declining to hear a landmark case on homelessness that could have allowed communities to deal differently with homeless people sleeping on their streets. Without comment or dissent, it let stand a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Martin v. City […]

Good news

There was welcome news in an op-ed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that laid out the state’s increasing efforts to protect women in Alaska, a state with the nation’s highest rate of rape. “I am … proud to report that the Department of Public Safety has cleared the Alaska State Trooper backlog of sexual assault kits […]

An unending, expensive mystery

The federal government raked in $471 billion in all forms of taxes during October and November, the first two months of fiscal 2020. To nobody’s surprise it still managed to post a $343 billion deficit by spending $814 billion – the second-highest spending for that particular two-month period in the nation’s history. It trailed only […]

Income tax, anyone?

As Democratic lawmakers in the state Legislature, along with Republican fellow travelers, inexorably move to embrace taxes – on income, oil and anything not nailed down – as way to continue feeding Big Government, we are left to wonder what happens if they succeed. Make no mistake the House majority, Senate Democrats and a stray […]

Is Anchorage’s charter worthless?

Is it just us, or is the city charter worthless when the Assembly decides it really, really wants something? Consider the proposed 5 percent alcohol sales tax. To give it even a fighting chance at the polls, voters also would be asked – at the same time – to change the charter for the umpteenth […]

Here we go again

It you can say anything about the Left-leaning, pro-tax members of our Assembly it is this: They never give up. They again are setting sail to impose a 5 percent sales tax on alcohol, despite voters in Anchorage’s April election overwhelmingly nixing the idea, 54 percent to 46 percent. If you will remember, the last […]

Remember Amelia

A note to the Anchorage Assembly: Residents of a 119-year-old Ohio town who had grown weary of government taxation have voted to dissolve and disband their city government. That’s right: Seventy percent of Amelia’s 5,000 residents voted to shut it down after a year-long slugfest over a dead-of-night income tax. What set it all off? […]

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