Proposed budget would cut programs funded by Anchorage’s alcohol tax, but the Assembly is ready to make amendments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s proposed budget is calling for changes to the alcoholic beverages retail sales tax program, including a more than $1.2 million cut from the child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence section.

The budget proposes to cut early education grants in half, as well as $250,000 for funds directed to Victims for Justice, Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis, and other programs that focus on victims’ services. His office says it’s to focus the funds on the high-priority issue of homelessness in Anchorage, while still funding other priorities of that tax revenue program.

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