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Walker presents plan to address crime increase in Alaska

 

November 2, 2017



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker unveiled a plan Monday to address a rise in the state's crime rate and said a stable economic process would help.

People training to put their lives on the line in state jobs connected to fighting crime should be assured they will not be repeatedly targeted for layoff notices every May during state budget deliberations, Walker said.

“Alaska needs fiscal certainty,” the governor said at a news conference in Juneau. “They need to know now and into the future they're not going to have another series of pink slips upon pink slips upon pin...



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