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Bill to cut cruise ship head tax signed by Alaska governor

JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill lowering the state's tax on cruise ship passengers, a move intended to attract more ships and settle an industry lawsuit over the fee.

In a big victory for the industry Alaska Senate passes cruise...

The Alaska Senate voted to roll back much of the voter-adopted $46 cruise ship head tax Wednesday, handing the state's important tourism industry a big victory and millions of dollars in tax reduction

Alaskan cruise tax deal reached

JUNEAU, Alaska - An agreement has been signed to settle a federal lawsuit over Alaska's cruise ship passenger head tax. But it hinges on whether the Legislature lowers the charge.

Cruise industry blames head tax for Alaska cuts

Holland America Line and Princess Cruises plan to cut Alaska sailings in 2010 by 10 percent, saying they blame the state's head tax and they're willing to sue to get rid of it.