NEWS: Public Invited to Testify About Proposed Cuts to the University of Alaska

NEWS: Public Invited to Testify About Proposed Cuts to the University of Alaska

University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee Scheduled to Meet Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2017

Juneau – Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) will be holding a University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee meeting today from 1:00-4:30 p.m. to hear public testimony.

The meeting will provide the opportunity Alaskans around the state have asked for to express their thoughts and concerns regarding the proposed cuts to the University of Alaska budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

Over the last three years, significant cuts to the University of Alaska have resulted in the loss of hundreds of employees, elimination or suspension of 50 academic programs, and reduced the morale of University faculty and stakeholders. The UA Board of Regents has expressed deep concern that the proposed cuts will have a crippling effect on the University of Alaska.

Members of the public can participate in today’s meeting at Legislative Information Offices across the state. Those that cannot make it to an LIO can call 907-465-4648 to get the number to phone in public testimony.

WHO: University of Alaska Finance Subcommittee
WHAT: Public testimony on proposed cuts to the University of Alaska
WHERE: In person in the House Finance Committee room or at LIOs across Alaska
WHEN: Today from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Live stream: http://akl.tv

For more information, please contact Alliana Salanguit in Rep. Guttenberg’s office at (907) 465-4457.

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Rep. DAVID GUTTENBERG

Toll-Free +1 800 928-4457

STAFF:
Seth Whitten
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-8172
Seth.Whitten@akleg.gov
Alliana Salanguit
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-8172
Alliana.Salanguit@akleg.gov

Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 501 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 907 465-4457
FAX: +1 907 465-3519
Email: rep.david.guttenberg@akleg.gov

Fairbanks: May-December

Address: 1292 Sadler Way Suite 304
                 Fairbanks AK, 99701
Phone: +1 907 456-8172
FAX: +1 907 456-2490
Email: rep.david.guttenberg@akleg.gov