Anchorage Assemblyman scraps child care subsidy proposal

Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar said Tuesday night that he was scrapping a proposal to create a child care subsidy for members of the city's Assembly department amid criticism that the proposal simply translated into a pay boost for sitting officials.

[Proposal calls for city to subsidize child care bills for Anchorage Assembly members and employees]

In a statement on Facebook, Dunbar said he and his co-sponsor, Suzanne LaFrance, hoped the $5,000 subsidy would break down a barrier...

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