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My Turn: Losing our heads over taxes

...portion of the statewide tax to help fund needed dock and waterfront improvements. According to legislative sources, the state head tax (known as the Commercial Passenger Vessel Excise Tax) has been overspent in past years and needs to be reassessed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-16/my-turn-losing-our-heads-over-taxes
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Take head taxes off the chopping block

...feels a bit like marine highway robbery. By putting state head tax dollars in the general fund, the fees generated...encourage lawmakers in the House to fight this usurpation of state head tax dollars, if not for the sake of the communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-editorial-take-head-taxes-chop
Opinion
Off with their head (tax)

...Thursday to take away millions in state head tax dollars for 2016. In one of...city received about $5 million from state head tax. CBJ Port Director Carl Uchytil...Ketchikan's is $7 - the actual state head tax for passengers stopping in those...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-05/their-head-tax
Local
First full cruise season under new rules starts

...last several years, the Alaska cruise industry has benefited from the rebounding U.S. economy, a 2010 rollback of a state head tax on cruise ship passengers, and a robust tourism marketing budget, Binkley said.Twenty-eight ships are expected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-01/first-full-cruise-season-under-new-rule
State
Taylor to run for lieutenant governor

...an ever-growing big government," he said. Phillips said there's a need to look at new revenue sources as the state heads toward a $1 billion budget deficit in 2005. "Definitely, I think we need a long-range fiscal plan," she said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102601/sta_taylor.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Pearce, whose head tax proposal passed the Senate last year, said the industry needs to pay something to the state and a state head tax will prevent the industry from playing communities off against each other. A $50 head tax on 700,000 cruise ship...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040601/Loc_ShipShowdown.shtml
Ron Paul supporters host campaign manager today

...local Ron Paul Meetup group. Sound off on the important issues at Lew Moore said he sees opportunity in Alaska as the state heads toward primary and caucus elections on Feb. 5, or "Super Tuesday." The campaign manager ends a four-day visit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122307/loc_20071223019.shtml
News
Juneau Digest

...days. After that, the demolition phase of the project will begin. Head Start opens meeting in Juneau JUNEAU - Alaska State Head Start, which helps more than 3,600 poor children with education, medical and dental care, opens a three-day conference...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022507/loc_20070225019.shtml
News
Former Montana State coach Mick Durham picked to head Nanooks men's basketball

FAIRBANKS - Former Montana State head coach Mick Durham, who ranks first in the Big Sky Conference with his 246 career wins, has been selected as the Alaska Nanooks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-07/former-montana-state-coach-mick-durham-
State
House resurrects oil, gas tax bill

...defeating it - to change Alaska's system of taxing oil and gas production together. It also passed a bill reducing the state head tax on cruise ship passengers, after extended recesses filled with members trying to sway others to their side, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041910/sta_611926645.shtml
News

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