Understand what’s happening with fish tax - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Laine Welch

Understand what’s happening with fish tax

Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 10:05 am

KODIAK - One fisheries item that appears to have escaped Governor Mike Dunleavy’s veto pen so far is his desire to divert local fish taxes from coastal communities into state coffers.

Dunleavy’s initial budget in February aimed to repeal the sharing of fisheries business and landing taxes that towns and boroughs split 50/50 with the state. Instead, all of the tax revenues would go to the state’s general fund, which would result in a loss of about $28 million in FY 2020 to fishing communities.

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