Guest Editorial: Can't hide tax owie under bandages
May 11, 2023
The great debate in Alaska over taxes sounds similar to the age-old question of whether it is less painful to yank off the bandage quickly or peel it off slowly and gently.
I have found that it just doesn’t matter all that much how I pull off the bandage. Neither way is pleasant, especially when there is scab underneath.
It’s the same for taxes in tax-free Alaska: None of the options are pleasant; all will hurt at first; there are a lot of political scars and scabs that will break open no matter what tax is adopted, an income tax or a sales tax.
Regardless, the only way the state budget...