Can the Alaska Legislature “get to yes” on taxes? Senate president says he’s “getting to no.”

At a Thursday speech previewing the upcoming Alaska legislative session, Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, had a message for those asking elected leaders to "get to yes" on a deficit-reduction plan that includes taxes.

"I don't want to get to yes on a plan that takes money out of the private sector," Kelly said. "My goal this year is to get to no. If someone brings up the taxes, I'm getting to no."

Kelly and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, delivered their "legislative...

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