The owner of the LaMex Restaurant in Anchorage evidently wants patrons to know that the new 5% tax on alcohol sales, which started Feb. 1, is the Dunbar Tax. It says so right there on the receipt.
Forrest Dunbar is running for Anchorage mayor and was one of the movers and shakers behind the new beverage tax, but it was the voters who finally approved it after being promised it would help pay for policing in Anchorage.
On the receipt above, the Budweiser beer that cost the diner $5 had a 25 cent tax added for the municipality.
Owner Trina Johnson is a supporter of Dave Bronson for mayor.