By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Latest state budget proposal falls short of funding Wrangell school repairs


April 17, 2024

The Alaska Senate has passed a capital budget to fund roads, school repairs and rebuilds, housing, water and sewer systems and other public works projects across the state — but the spending plan is short of funds to cover repairs to Wrangell’s three aging school buildings.

The budget bill approved by the Senate on April 12 will move next to the House for its consideration and possible amendments before a legislative adjournment deadline of May 15, at which time the governor could exercise his authority to veto individual items in the spending plan.

The Senate voted 15-3 to approve its version...

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