Election Day Oct 6: Grocery Taxes Set as Prop 1

first_imgFor further information from the group behind the referendum, visit: Alaskans For Grocery Tax Relief Now. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A referendum which would force the Borough to remove wintertime sales tax on non-prepared foods is set as Borough Ballot Proposition 1, which will be decided during the election next Tuesday. Sprague says he fears for the City’s financial health if the proposition passes. It would reduce Soldotna’s sales tax revenue by about $1 million a year. Referendum co-sponsor James Price says it’s taken a long legal battle to get the issue to voters again, reversing the Borough’s decision to allow wintertime taxation in some cities… Price: “This will force it to apply specifically to Soldotna, Homer, and Seldovia, although we’re probably going to start an initiative drive for Kenai. What we’re trying to do is end the city sales tax on groceries.”center_img Soldotna’s sole mayoral candidate Pete Sprague has been the most vocal opponent of the proposition… Cm. Sprague: “A lot of our revenues come from sales tax and the residents and the business owners in the city appreciate having low property taxes.” To hear more, tune in the KSRM’s Sound Off at 10am today or the Tall, Dark, & Handsome Show at 5pm this afternoon.last_img