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Regarding the assembly and the grocery tax exemption

I want to start off by saying that it is your sworn duty as a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member to uphold the constitution and laws off Alaska. Just last fall of 2014, 1,875 signatures were gathered, which placed the citizens' referendum Proposition ONE on the upcoming 2015 October Borough Ballot. This referendum is regarding winter grocery sales taxation, the duration of the taxation, and the amount of taxation.
Food tax up for re-examination

...funds available." If approved by the assembly the ordinance would take a written public comment to the assembly. Seasonal relief is helpful for...better solution," Griswald said. The assembly will be taking public comment on...
Food tax exemption changes still on the table

...During Tuesday's meeting, the assembly postponed a vote on assembly president...Bagley wrote in a memo. "For the assembly to completely eliminate this exemption...decision, Gilman said. Following the assembly's discussion and rejection of...
Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...communities to prohibit that industry either by voter initiative or government ordinance. The state Legislature sits as the assembly for the unorganized borough.Hoffman said he wanted to protect rural Alaskans, and have the conversation about prohibiting...
School board stays out of grocery tax debate

...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 the cap. "The school district is not the only pressure on the borough this year with...
Central Peninsula Hospital sees rapid expansion

...really decided which direction to go."In his speech to the assembly, Davis reported that at the end of 2014, Central Peninsula...Davis described as "money that the hospital uses, with the assembly's approval, to replace our equipment and... facilities...
Assembly won't send commercial marijuana cultivation measure to voters

...testified on the measure. Attendees were spilling out of the assembly chamber exits, waiting for their three minutes to speak...would be "putting the cart before horse," and said to the assembly, "If you have a better idea for revenue generation...
Marijuana regulations need to be balanced

...meeting.Already, some of the debates have been heated - when is the last time nine people testified on an issue before the assembly, never mind the 90 that commented on Tuesday? - as one side or another proposes an all-or-nothing regulatory solution...
Kenai Peninsula Borough hires former federal coordinator as oil and gas adviser

...statement on the project. "That's the kind of experience and expertise that he has ... he'll be writing reports for the assembly and the administration, coordinating community meetings and things like that which we'll need to do for planning...
Assembly votes down commercial marijuana cultivation ordinance

...borough's unincorporated areas, following testimony from more than 90 residents. Attendees were spilling out of the assembly chamber exits, waiting for their three minutes to speak in support or opposition to, what Assembly President Dale...


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