Legislature funds 2 new state positions in Wrangell

Wrangell should know by June 30 — maybe sooner — if Gov. Mike Dunleavy will veto funding to restore two state jobs in the community that were headed toward approval by lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session.

The governor has 20 days, not counting Sundays, after legislators adjourn their session to sign or veto budget bills. But because the 20-day clock would extend past the start of the fiscal year on July 1, Dunleavy needs to decide on the budget by June 30 to avoid any potential shutdown of public services.

Legislators this week were working to adopt a budget for the new fisc...


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