Mayors concerned about state budget woes

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Mayors across Alaska are getting more and more concerned about the state's multi-billion budget deficits.

    The Alaska Municipal League and Alaska Conference of Mayors have sent letters before to the state legislature asking them to act.  The group said they send a letter September 28 to urge the lawmakers to reach some kind of agreement when they meet on October 23 in Juneau.

    The Mayor's are worried that the state will start passing down the costs of government to cities and boroughs.  That could lead to unpopular political moves like property tax and sales tax hikes.

    The state legislature is expected to review the Governor's request for a payroll tax and also will consider criminal justice reform at the special session.




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