February 13, 2014 | Vol. 40, No. 7

Ketchikan requests support from Petersburg in lawsuit against state

Ketchikan Gateway Borough officials are again requesting Petersburg’s, along with more than 30 other municipal government’s, assistance with its lawsuit against the state of Alaska.

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Ketchikan is moving forward with its lawsuit over the ‘mandatory local contribution’ component of the state’s education funding formula that requires municipal districts to provide revenue back into its schools. Regional Educational Attendance Areas—education areas in the Unorganized Borough—aren’t required to make such payments.

In a letter from Ketchikan Mayor David Kiffer, he writes, “Since...

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