Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Budget bills nearing cross-examination in Juneau


March 30, 2017

Wrangell’s district representative for the State Legislature teleconferenced in late last week to update constituents on what’s going on in Juneau.

Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36) called in to Legislative Information Office locations in Ketchikan and Wrangell to explain ongoing bills and field questions on March 23. Likely the biggest issue on Alaska’s collective mind is its budget deficit, which by various measures is set to drain billions from the state’s savings this year. With spending left as is, the Legislative Finance Division projects the deficit would cost the state $2,707,0...

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