Vic Fischer addresses governor's proposed constitutional changes he says would place limits on taxation

By  | 

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The last surviving delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention says he was "appalled" by a proposed change to the Constitution he says would place limits on taxation.

Vic Fischer testified before a state House committee Tuesday. He says a constitutional change proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy would undermine an existing constitutional principle stating that the power of taxation shall never be surrendered.

Dunleavy has proposed a constitutional amendment that would give voters a say on any new or increased taxes and give the Legislature a say on any voter-approved initiative establishing a state tax or raising an existing tax. Dunleavy has cast this and other proposed constitutional changes as part of a fiscal plan.

The measures need two-thirds support in each the House and Senate to be placed before voters.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus