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State lawmakers talk budget at Chamber dinner


State Sen. Bert Stedman talked about how well the community would weather the state budget deficit during Petersburg’s annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner Saturday night.

He said the community’s already endured difficult times, citing several wars and economic downturns, and has come out of it unscathed.

“We’ve had these austere moments where we’ve had to pull together and this is just another one,” Stedman said. “I don’t sit in my office and eat a lot of Rolaids over it.”

Stedman went on to discuss the legislative climate in Juneau and what his expectations are of the leg...

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