JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Senate plans to vote on a proposed state income tax Friday, with the measure expected to be defeated.
The bill was waived Wednesday from two committees, one of which had yet to hear it.
Senate President Pete Kelly told The Associated Press Tuesday that the Senate will not approve an income tax.
In a release that reporters were directed to Wednesday, Kelly says the Senate has delivered a fiscal solution that does not require taxing working Alaskans and stands by that proposal.
An income tax is a key element of the fiscal plan offered by the House majority.
Gov. Bill Walker also has supported a broad-based tax as part of a plan to help close the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.