Legislature succeeds at protecting ferry system, scholarship funds

There were multiple positive outcomes for our ferry system this past legislative session, including a bill protecting Alaska Marine Highway System funds, the restart of the Prince Rupert route, and more ferries sailing.

House Bill 322, which I had the honor of carrying on the House floor and I am particularly pleased passed, protects multiple important funds: the Higher Education Investment Fund (HEIF), and the AMHS Fund and Vessel Replacement Fund.

The HIEF pays for our student state scholarships. The AMHS Fund is where revenue generated from the system, such as ticket sales, is deposited. In...


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