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Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

...the Kenai Superior Court and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk erred when they rejected a 2010 proposed referendum by James Price, a Nikiski citizen activist. Price sought to repeal a 2008 Borough Assembly ordinance that allowed the borough's...
Local seniors are more than a commodity

What I found most disturbing regarding the Borough's proposed ordinance to raise taxes on some resident seniors was their lack of justification for increasing the taxation for this group. Sure, many seniors can afford to pay more, but why should they be targeted for tax increases? Seniors benefit our borough. Local seniors contribute to borough sales tax revenue. All local residents benefit, not only by their presence and the life experience that they share with us, but by the economic benefits that we all gain when they spend their money in the borough.
Prop 1 passes; school bonds OK'd; term limits stay on the books

...registered voters in the borough, up nine percent from the previous year. Winning 64 to 36 percent, Proposition 1 sponsor James Price, from Alaskans for Property Relief Now, said he had hope for a larger margin of victory, but, considering there...
Proposition 1 will provide tax relief for resident homeowners

...Proposition One will achieve a fair, equitable and appropriate level of taxation for all homeowners with no loss of borough service. Please learn all the facts and vote yes on Proposition One. James Price Alaskans for Property Tax Relief Now
CES concerned about Prop 1

...residence. The initiative passed through the August primary election and is the result of a petition by Sturman and James Price, two Peninsula residents continually seeking to reduce taxes and government expenditures and are also the lead people...
Borough Clerk rejects vote-by-mail initiative

...administrative and fiscal issues."In a seven-page response to the initiative's primary sponsor, Nikiski resident James Price, Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk Johni Blankenship said that some issues with the vote-by-mail language would not...
Prop 1: Tax shift likely to avoid school funding taking a hit

...losses of $1.3 million in revenue from Prop. 1, which made the ballot through a citizen initiative sponsored by James Price and Fred Sturman of Alaskans for Property Tax Relief Now. They seek to raise the allowable property tax exemption from...
Borough seeks to end term limits - again the law with the first three assemblymen affected. A corporation wouldn't do that, he said.Nikiski resident James Price says the original idea for assembly term limits rests in a desire to have citizens as public servants rather than career...
Habitat, term limits, transportation on assembly agenda

...evening; anadromous fish, term limits and public transportation top the agenda. The meeting will be started off by James Price, who is expected to give a 10-minute presentation on the borough's initiative process - the same process that is...
Bill will harm Alaska fisheries

Gov. Parnell has proposed legislation allowing cruise ships to dump "partially" treated sewage and heavy metals in Alaska state waters. HB 80 would overturn a citizens' initiative regulating the cruise ship industry. As a commercial fisherman, I strongly oppose HB 80. This act will harm Alaska's fisheries.


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