By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel Publisher 

Guest Editorial

The governor talks fiscal plan but has not followed through


More than two months ago, Gov. Mike Dunleavy told legislators he would introduce a state sales tax as part of a long-term, budget-balancing fiscal plan. Something is needed to end the annual budget battles that have dominated Alaska politics for the past three decades. A sales tax is not the best option, but at least the governor appeared ready to participate.

However, he never introduced the bill, nor did he ever say why he failed to do what he said he would do.

Later that same month, the governor said he would likely call lawmakers into special session this fall to put together and adopt...

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