In my May 28th newsletter, I stated that $100 million in CARES Act funds would be available for fisheries relief. This was the upper limit the RPL could allow the state to receive in Federal funds, however the state only received $50 million to distribute.
I am hosting a virtual coffee hour this weekend! Join me on Facebook Live at 10am on Saturday the 25th. I’ll take questions during the conversation, but I’d also appreciate getting questions beforehand. Feel free to send me questions at Rep.Dan.Ortiz@AKLeg.gov.
This weekend, the Legislature passed a budget. Because of Covid-19 concerns and safety, we knew we had to act quickly.
The budget is relatively flat funded from last year. We continued to make some cuts, but we also fought to protect vital services, such as education and our ferries. Below is a breakdown of some of the biggest results of the budget: