On Monday, some sixty-odd people gathered at the roundabout to protest Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes of over $400 million from the state operating budget. And for many of the people gathered, their concern was as personal as it was institutional.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy today (Friday 6-28-19) announced 168 line-item vetoes to the state operating budget next year. At the top of the list: Public Broadcasting. Local stations like KCAW, already operating on lean budgets, will have to do more fundraising within their communities to survive.