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Quote of the week: ‘Call it a tax’

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“I wish it was called an income tax, because that’s really what it is.”

– Sen. Dennis Egan, remarking on Gov. Bill Walker’s “payroll tax,” which the Legislature will consider during the fourth special session called by the governor this year to try to enact new taxes on Alaskans. Egan was talking on KINY radio’s Action Line on Tuesday, Oct. 3.


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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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