I think a state income tax is the best of evils we have before us. But it appears that our elected officials on the hill seem comfortable in only identifying the impacts of those of us that live here. With all they want to tax us for, it would only be fair to tax those seasonal employees that migrate each year. We in Ketchikan have a 5.5 percent sales tax. That's $5.50 for every $100 spent. The state should levy a nonresident income tax to those seasonal workers who are here for the most personal profit opportunity of the year. This business of penalizing residents must stop. These will be considerations in November.
Bill Thomas Sr.
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