Sen. Micciche(R-Soldotna): “We had $17.4 billion total earnings last year in Alaska with a $4 billion gap. There would be a 23% tax rate but the bottom third of income earners don’t pay taxes so if you try to meet it with an income tax it’s simply not possible, it would double your federal income taxes.” As we’ve been reporting, the Governor said yesterday that the Permanent Fund may be considered as a source of future state revenue. Soldotna Chamber Executive Director Tami Murray said RSVPs were closed early for the lunch, which will be held at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Joint Kenai-Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will tomorrow hear from State Budget Director Pat Pitney about Alaska’s growing deficit. Pitney will be joined by Kenai Peninsula Senator Peter Micciche who sits on the Senate Finance Committee… Murray: “At noon, the Governor will be here talking about the same thing. People have seen this a couple times now, but they’re really stressing that people get involved and give their opinions on what they should do, because they’re facing some tough decisions.” Test your ideas for fixing Alaska’s budget crisis by clicking here.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Three freshmen helped No. 1 Vanderbilt rout Indiana State 6-0 on Sunday to clinch the three-game series.Freshman right-hander Kyle Wright turned in six scoreless innings in his first career start to earn the win. Indiana State (3-3) never threatened Wright through his six innings, in fact, getting only two base runners to second.Freshman Will Toffey helped Wright with a good defensive play in the fourth inning following a leadoff single, snaring a line drive and firing to first base to complete a double play.Wright struck out the side in the sixth. His six innings pitched are the most by a Vanderbilt starter this season. He combined with three other pitchers as the Commodores (4-2) scored their second shutout of the season.Toffey, fellow freshman Jeren Kendall and Karl Ellison had two hits each, producing six of Vanderbilt’s nine hits. Kendall had a triple and a two-run double, while Toffey had two doubles and scored three runs.Indiana State starter Greg Kuhlman lasted just four outs, but was pinned with the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks. The Sycamores had just five hits.Vanderbilt plays UT Martin at Hawkins Field at 4 p.m. Tuesday.