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by Lisa Grimaldi | April 21, 2010

The Alaska State Legislature has passed a bill that will reduce the state's cruise passenger head tax from $46 to $34.50; the measure will end a lawsuit the Alaska Cruise Association filed to overturn the tax. In a statement posted on his website, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said, "Alaska businesses have suffered because of the impacts of this tax. We need to incentivize tour travel to Alaska and build our businesses. Enactment of this bill will put litigation between the cruise industry and the state behind us and allow us to focus on restoring tour travel."