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By Dan Rudy 

Assembly gives input over state budget


January 12, 2017

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the City and Borough Assembly met with returning Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36) to talk about the state budget.

He had previously stopped by on similar visits to the councils in Hydaburg, Metlakatla and Ketchikan, and was hoping to get input from Wrangell’s before the upcoming session, which begins next week.

“Marching orders, if you will,” he said.

The biggest issue on all legislators’ plates this session will be the budget deficit, which is hovering at around $3.6 billion this year. Revenues for the state largely come from its oil royalties and prod...

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