Rep. Claman’s July 28th Newsletter: Capital Budget and Spenard Road Reconstruction

Yesterday, the legislature approved a capital budget compromise that ensures Alaska will continue to receive federal funding for road repairs, bridge upgrades, school facilities, and vital infrastructure projects that keep Alaskans working. Passage of the capital budget will allow the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to move forward on construction projects this summer without delay, remove uncertainty for contractors looking to submit bids, and create better job security in the construction industry.

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Rep. Holmes’ Newsletter: Assembly Taking Public Testimony on West Anchorage District Plan This Tuesday; Spenard Fire Station 5

For more than three years the Municipality has been working to update the West Anchorage District Plan. When adopted, this Plan will establish public policy and direction for growth in the West Anchorage area over the next 20 years.

The West Anchorage District Plan involves a number of issues, including zoning, parks, the coastal trail, and land use conflicts between the community and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

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Rep. Mike Doogan in Juneau: SPECIAL EXPAND-O-MATIC BUDGETS EDITION

We moved the state operating budget out of the powerful House Finance Committee, across the House floor and on to the Senate this week. The budget is a 79-page monster costing about $8.9 billion. At least that’s how it left the House. Budgets never get smaller, however. They only grow. So there’s no telling how much bigger it will get in the Senate, then in conference committee. But unless a meteor wipes out the Prudhoe Bay oil fields, we can probably afford it.

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