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Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

...that the power to authorize taxation is exclusive to the assembly and that a referendum would unlawfully delegate such...argued, but if it can repeal an authorization made by the assembly. State law doesn't prohibit repealing by referendum...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-09/alaska-supreme-court-reverses-food-t
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Assembly upholds mayor's veto

...percent borough-wide bed tax.The assembly discussed and voted on overriding...proposed tax, he said.He said the assembly could authorize the first class...plan with additional programs to the assembly for it to make an investment decision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-06/assembly-upholds-mayors-veto
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Assembly upholds mayor's veto

...percent borough-wide bed tax. The assembly discussed and voted on overriding...proposed tax, he said. He said the assembly could authorize the first class...plan with additional programs to the assembly for it to make an investment decision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-05/assembly-upholds-mayors-veto
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Mayor vetoes bed tax

...the borough assembly, a better approach would be for the assembly to authorize general law cities to implement a bed tax...notice of reconsideration. According to the memo, the assembly may address overriding the veto by adding it to its...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-04/mayor-vetoes-bed-tax
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...Whiting called the borough assembly members lazy and cowardly. What some view as cowardice ? others view as courage. The assembly members that voted to put this to the vote of the people are doing their jobs, courageously. Nothing like this has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-02
Opinion
Is bed tax just the tip of the iceberg?

...encourage everyone to address this assembly. Just think, if we get creative enough in ripping off the tourist, maybe the assembly will lower our property taxes. On the other hand, perhaps tourists will by-pass the KPB.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-28/is-bed-tax-just-the-tip-o
Letters
Resident has lots of questions about animal control

...as ambiguous as this "limited animal control" measure. We, the voters, the rural voters will have to do the job the Assembly was too lazy and afraid to do themselves, and that is to consider all the aspects of this proposal before voting to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-22/resident-has-lots-of-ques
Letters
Voters to advise on by-mail elections

...issue. At its July 1 meeting, the assembly considered and failed the resolution...Bagley, and the ordinance for the assembly to enact vote-by-mail elections...concept of by-mail elections the assembly, he said Tuesday he was supportive...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-23/voters-to-advise-on-by-mail-election
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Assembly sends bed tax ordinance to voters, but could reconsider

...proposition will not appear on the ballot. However, if the assembly denies reconsideration or votes again on the ordinance...tourism tax rather than a targeted bed tax," he said. The assembly also debated the issue and amended to the ordinance...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-23/assembly-passes-bed-tax-ordinance-bu
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Demo of vacant portion of Nikiski Rec. Center under reconsideration

...heard comments against the proposed teardown. While the assembly did accept and appropriate a $500,000 grant from...Extended Life Animal Sanctuary in Nikiski, spoke to the assembly at the July 1 meeting against the demolition. Colbath...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-15/demo-of-vacant-portion-of-nikiski-re
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