AARP AK hosts MatSu Borough Officials

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Why increase property taxes amid a recession to build new schools?
Why does Talkeetna pay a higher mill rate than Anchorage?
What assurance is there that the money from the mill rate will go to infrastructure and not overhead?

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AARP Alaska hosted this live event for members to discuss the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough budget. The call featured Mat-Su Borough Mayor Vern Halter and Borough Manager John Moosey who addressed topics related to the budget including property taxes and education funding. The hosts discussed using a mill rate increase to fund schools and emergency services with a number of callers stating their concerns.