Clear Sailing For Alaska Cruise Ship Tax Initiative?

Voters in Alaska appear to have approved a ballot initiative that will implement a $50 cruise ship head tax, among other cruise industry-related measures.

With 87 percent of the state's precincts reporting, voters by a 6,000-vote margin were poised to pass the initiative. If the results hold, passengers seeing Alaska via cruise ships will have to pay a $50 fee.

The ballot initiative also subjects cruise lines to state corporate income taxes, imposes a tax on gambling revenue o

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