Quote of the week: ‘Call it a tax’


“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.