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Juneau may close facilities to balance budget


April 20, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s capital city and borough are considering closing a museum, gym and educational facility to balance its 2018 budget.

Juneau needs to find nearly $2 million to balance its budget, the Juneau Empire reported Friday.

Finance Director Bob Bartholomew has proposed taking $1.4 million from the city’s fund balance and reducing spending by $500,000.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Mount Jumbo Gym, the Eagle Valley Center and more are in jeopardy of being closed to properly balance the budget.

The city’s priority-driven budget process, which allows residents to rank...

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