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Assembly approves federal budget priorities


The Petersburg Borough Assembly bumped sea mammal issues up on the list of federal budget priorities during its last meeting.

The proposed list includes projects and funding mechanisms the assembly wants its lobbyist to fight for in Congress.

“Very rarely do any of those things mean somebody writes us a check for something,” Steve Giesbrecht, borough manager, said. “The priority list tends to be one of those ongoing things.”

The sea mammal issue, including sea otters and sea lions, has been towards the bottom of the list—below issues such as ocean acidification, Stikine mining in...

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