WASILLA - A tax opponent said recently she probably won't appeal the state Supreme Court decision upholding the Matanuska-Susitna Borough's tobacco tax.
Nola Bragg of Wasilla said she's just a "little old lady" who fought city hall and lost.
The borough said the tax amounts to a nickel per cigarette and generates $5 million a year.
Without a costly appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state court's Aug. 29 ruling ends litigation that began in 2005 after the tax was imposed without a public vote.
Borough attorney Nick Spiropoulos said the money goes into the borough's general fund.
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