Assembly talks local impacts for governor's proposed budget

At the end of their meeting on Monday, the borough assembly briefly discussed Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget for Alaska’s 2020 fiscal year and how it would affect the borough.

Dunleavy’s proposed budget would solve Alaska’s $1.6 billion deficit by having expenditures equal to the amount of the state’s revenue. As a result, state departments and programs face budget reductions.

“It sounds like this governor is interested in one thing only, which is a balanced budget with no new sources of income what so ever,” said borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht. “We’ll see what happens in the long ru...


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