The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
This isn’t the year to increase city taxes.
The Ketchikan City Council appears to be in agreement.
The state of Alaska might take a different approach because of its multi-billion-dollar budget deficit — the main challenge in the upcoming legislative session.
But it’s certain that city residents cannot handle both increased city taxes and new state taxes. The Walker administration and legislators discussed both in the past year. They will be topics in the new session.