Wed Mar 28, 2012
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Assembly will delay action on senior tax exemption until May budget-time. Amendments to Fish Box tax defeated, revenue allocation to remain unchanged. Despite recusal fireworks, Assembly agrees to fund schools by an additional $300,000, if needed. Sitka Tribe protests high herring harvest with regional publicity campaign.
Planning for the holiday started months ago, but a holiday centered around colonialism has some people rethinking one of Sitka’s longest standing traditions.
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A pair of Southeast legislators is asking the governor to include Southeast fishermen in Alaska’s request for federal disaster relief under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. more