Fri Dec 12, 2013
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Governor Parnell’s proposed capital budget includes no money for major Southeast hydro projects. The budget includes several million dollars for Sitka infrastructure, but more for transportation projects elsewhere. City officials disappointed the budget includes no funding to finish Sitka’s Blue Lake dam. Next year’s king salmon return in the Stikine expected to improve, but not enough for a commercial fishery.
It's not just electric rates - Sitka is also proposing increases in water, sewer and garbage rates. KCAW's Rachel Waldholz is tracking the city budget. She sat down with News Director Robert Woolsey to break down the numbers. more
The University of Alaska budget is back in play as the legislature heads into special session. Regardless of the outcome, regional campuses like Sitka’s are already battened down for the fiscal storm. more