Higher Anchorage property tax bills linked to school funding

    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage property tax bills have increased over the last year largely because of a school bond funding veto by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported the increase is related to a transfer of school bond debt reimbursement burden from the state to local taxpayers.

    The bills vary based on the city area of each taxpayer’s property, with an average of $1,675 per $100,000 of property.

    The Anchorage Assembly approved Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's request to delay payment deadlines by a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The first payment is due in July instead of June.

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