The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a FY15 budget at its meeting Monday night. It includes funding for many community programs and no tax increases. Assembly member Alan Bailey joined KRBD to talk about the budget.
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Borough assembly approves FY15 budget
The Youth Conservation Corps came to Ketchikan and the surrounding Tongass National Forest this past month to work with a local branch of the U.S Forest Service. That meant helping out timber crews, cleaning up around fisheries and clearing trails -- rain or shine. more
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has completed drafting an ordinance that would impose a $3-per-pack tobacco tax within borough boundaries. The ordinance also would tax other tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – at 75 percent of their wholesale price. more