Governor signs state budget; Wrangell funding intact
July 6, 2022
Though he vetoed funding for several projects and public services around Alaska, Gov. Mike Dunleavy did not cross out $4.1 million in state grant funding toward a new $15 million water treatment plant in Wrangell.
The borough hopes to finish design work and go out for bids on the project later this year. Federal funds are covering about $11 million of the cost.
The governor also left intact a one-time $57 million legislative appropriation to boost state funding by 5% for local school district operating budgets. The increase for the 2022-2023 school year will add about $143,000 to Wrangell s...