'No-sell' list of drinkers wins Senate support

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

The state Senate Finance Committee has given its support to a $5 million proposal that includes plans to establish a "no-sell" list of people banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage.

Reports say the proposal by the Fairview Business Association also calls for comprehensive treatment and case management for the city's costliest problem drinkers.

The Senate committee included the project in the $1.9 billion capital budget that was unveiled Monday.

The proposal would also have to pass the state House and be accepted by Gov. Sean Parnell.

Under the proposal, services would be overseen by Akeela Inc., a nonprofit organization providing services for the treatment and prevention of alcohol and substance abuse in Anchorage and other Alaska communities.