Stedman speaks on AMHS at chamber banquet


February 27, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Senator Bert Stedman gives a status update on the Alaska Marine Highway System at the Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday.

Sen. Bert Stedman told the community while attending the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday that the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System depends on how negotiations go with Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Stedman said that legislators will discuss the AMHS and present possible scenarios to the governor when Dunleavy releases his operating budget; however, without enough votes to override the governor's anticipated vetoes, negotiations won't be too aggressive.

"If you don't have the ability to override his vetoes, you better negotiate or else he's just going to go back to the numb...

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