Matt Shuckerow, Communications Director for Congressman Don Young, explained the benefit of a provision for a Galena land transfer included in the NDAA, “In 2013 there was massive flooding from the Yukon River… By securing the transfer, this gives Galena the option to potentially move that town, to ensure their safety from future floods.”
More than 2,000 acres at the point could be transferred to Bering Straits Native Corporation, with several hundred-odd acre footprints for the U.S. Coat Guard and the State of Alaska.
As lawmakers in Juneau go into overtime, Sounding Board wants to hear your thoughts on what should be a top priority as budgets get cut and funding dries up.
A few recent upgrades to our volunteer dormitory aren’t just making it a more comfortable home; they’re an investment for a crucial part of our mission.
The Basic Homeless Assistance Program grant, which provides up to $6 million a year to emergency shelters and transitional housing programs across Alaska, has been cut from Gov. Walker’s budget.
Foster looks to his seat on the Transportation committee and his ties to the House majority; Olson won’t be caucusing with the Senator Majority, but will keep key seat on Finance committee.
Voters in western Alaska bucked state trends in some races, but gave more decisive returns in others.
Polls across Alaska closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday and while results are still unofficial the big winners appear to be Walker, Sullivan and marijuana.
Voters will decide on state lawmakers, governor, a U.S. Senator, Alaska’s only U.S. House rep, and on three ballot initiatives ranging from marijuana to minimum wage.
In Monday’s news: Legislature shelves HB77, effectively killing it for the session; House Rules Committee introduces minimum wage bill that could be contentious alternative to ballot…