An alcohol tax is being considered once again here in Anchorage.

The tax is very similar to the last one proposed, which would include a 5 percent sales tax, and if passed is expected to raise anywhere from 11 to 15 million per year. But, this proposal is more specific than last year and would only be used to fund police and first responders, combat sexual abuse, child abuse and domestic violence and would also fund mental and behavioral health programs.

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