- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The Ketchikan City Council is set to begin a discussion on whether the southeast Alaska town should implement an excise tax on tobacco products.

KRBD (https://is.gd/mfkYU7 ) reports the council is scheduled to take up the matter at its meeting Thursday.

Council member Judy Zenge requested the discussion and city finance director Bob Newell worked on a report on the subject.

Newell looked at similar taxes in other communities in Alaska. He says as much is $552,000 could be generated for city revenues annually from such a tax.

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Information from: KRBD-FM, https://www.ktn.net/krbd/

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