Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, signs a tax bill out of committee and on to the House floor on Thursday. Pruitt, adamantly opposed to the bill, said he was voting to send it to the floor because of Gov. Bill Walker's threat to keep the Legislature in session until it voted upon measures to raise revenue to reduce Alaska's multibillion-dollar deficit.

Three tax increases move closer to final vote

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