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Food tax up for re-examination

...will re-examine the Winter Grocery Tax Exemption enacted in 2009.The ordinance, introduced by assembly member Blaine Gilman, would repeal the seasonal exemption from sales taxes on non-prepared food items for nine months of the year. Since...
School board stays out of grocery tax debate

...funding." He asked the school board not to endorse grocery sales tax as a form of generating revenue. Assembly member Blaine Gilman said the $3 million the sales tax would raise would make it easier for the assembly to fund the school district to...
Assembly won't send commercial marijuana cultivation measure to voters

...municipalities to regulate aspects of manufacturing, testing and sales of the product. Assembly members Kelly Wolf, Blaine Gilman and Stan Welles voted in favor of the measure. A site in Homer was established in assembly member Kelly Cooper's...
Assembly votes down commercial marijuana cultivation ordinance

...Kenai Peninsula Borough's unincorporated areas will determined by state legislation. Assembly members Kelly Wolf, Blaine Gilman and Stan Welles voted in favor of the measure. The state's initiative to legalize recreational use of the drug went...
Mayor seeks to return borough oil and gas liaision position

...have not brought new positions to you on a regular basis. This is one that makes absolute sense."Assembly member Blaine Gilman said he thought the position would be a good fit for the borough given the type of revenue projected to come in.Navarre...
Food tax is on the table again

The seasonal exemption from sales taxes on non-prepared food items is on the table again.Blaine Gilman introduced the ordinance that would allow for the borough to collect taxes from Sept.1 until May 31 on non-prepared groceries...
Funding for health care panel OK'd

...year, it is essential the borough "try to do something to reduce the costs of health care," said assembly member Blaine Gilman. "$200,000 is a lot of money," Assembly member Mako Haggerty said. "But compared to the costs of health care...
Navarre ready to tackle health care costs bring the cost down is worth it. No point trying to reinvent the wheel." Next month Cooper and assembly member Blaine Gilman will participate in the 28th Annual Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference Feb. 8-11 in Phoenix, Arizona. Today...
Cannabis coalition hears from community

...Paul Seaton, R-Homer. Kenai Peninsula Borough government representatives included assembly members Wayne Ogle, Blaine Gilman, Kelly Wolf and borough Mayor Mike Navarre. Several Kenai city administrators and council members came to the meeting...
Assembly prepares agenda for 2015

...the assembly for greater restrictions on land use than otherwise provided under the borough code. Assembly member Blaine Gilman said the assembly body is listening to the concerns of the homeowners. He said by waiting for the appeal process to...


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