Anchorage voters will decide on alcohol tax next year

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - The Anchorage Assembly voted to send Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's proposal to the city's ballot.

    A proposal to set a 5-percent sales tax on alcohol to fund services that address homelessness and substance abuse will go before Anchorage voters next year.

    The Anchorage Daily News reports the Anchorage Assembly voted last week to send Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's alcohol tax proposal to the city's ballot in April.

    Berkowitz's administration says the tax would raise about $13 million that could fund homeless shelters, a mobile intervention team and a treatment center.

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