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The Fairbanks City Council unanimously defeated Mayor Jim Matherly’s proposal Monday to increase the city’s hotel/motel tax to raise additional revenue for city services. The mayor says the city needs additional revenue as demand for services grows and state funding shrinks.


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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a measure Thursday that’ll enable nonprofit organizations around the borough to get funding from the state.

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The Fairbanks City Council last night gave initial approval to a measure that would ask Fairbanks voters to consider an increase in property taxes to fill a gap in the city’s budget caused by a cutback in state funding.


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The Fairbanks City Council tonight will consider final approval of the city budget for the coming year.

The operating budget calls for $35.6 million in general fund spending and $36.4 million in revenue.