Water and sewer infrastructure in rural Alaska will soon be under review by a new state advisory committee. House Bill 209, sponsored by Nome Representative Neal Foster, was signed into law on July 28th.
Emmonak’s city manager has sent the disaster declaration to Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska State Legislature, requesting $750,000.
With Alaska’s deficit nearing $4 billion, Foster says cuts are coming and they’ll have major repercussions for the Bering Strait Region.
To receive state funding, Alaska schools must have a minimum of 10 students. But some lawmakers are looking at raising the number to 20 or 25.
The school board discussed upgrades — from emergency lighting to payroll processing — at their work session last week.
Dividends, board elections, and “Young Providers” awards are on the schedule for BSNC’s annual meeting, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Nome’s Mini Convention Center.
Ten thousand pounds of donated halibut will help four communities affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest.
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.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.
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.