Editor’s Note: Several Americans United staff members attended the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. AU was an official partner of the D.C. event, and AU chapters also took part in the sister marches that took place all over the country.
Officials in Nome, Alaska, have shelved a proposal to end sales tax exemptions for local non-profit organizations, including houses of worship. The move would have raised an estimated $300,000 for the cash-strapped town, but opponents worried it would affect important services.
An Alaskan city may strip local houses of worship of their sales tax exemptions. The measure, proposed by officials in Nome as a response to a projected budget shortfall, would also apply to all non-profits within city limits.