October 3, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 40

Wrangell voters reject sales tax reduction

WRANGELL — Wrangell voters insurmountably rejected a proposal to lower the sales tax, retained their sitting mayor, and removed one member of the assembly in municipal elections Tuesday, officials said.

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Brian O’Connor
Wrangellite Beth Black, holds a sign against the sales tax proposal on the ballot and converses with Assembly woman Julie Decker. The proposal would drop the sales tax to 5.5 percent from a state-highest 7 percent. Voters selected a mayor, school board and port commission members and voted on a controversial sales tax proposal.

The unofficial results, read aloud shortly...

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