Mat-Su Voters Turn Down Alcohol Tax

Matanuska-Susitna Borough voters have defeated a 5 percent alcohol tax.

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by Associated Press

PALMER- Matanuska-Susitna Borough voters have defeated a 5 percent alcohol tax.
Results posted on the borough's website Wednesday morning show the measure was defeated 6,231-3,548.
The Mat-Su Assembly in mid-July proposed the tax on alcohol sales in bars, restaurants and liquor stores.
Assembly members estimated it could have brought in $1 million annually.
The results of Tuesday's election are unofficial until they are certified.