By Anita Hales
May 24 2006
I wholeheartedly agree that disposal of waste from cruise ships is a concern, BUT there is no guarantee that the proposed head tax will be used for such a purpose.
I believe that a better route would be to pass laws requiring responsible disposal of waste. There's no way the state is going to hire a person to ride the cruise ships to make sure they behave.
The head tax will likely go
to general fund. It is a punitive tax that singles out one industry.
I oppose it.
About: Anita Hales 40+ year
resident of Ketchikan.
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