Stoltze: No fallout expected for Ketchikan
A co-chair of the House Finance Committee says the Ketchikan Gateway Borough won’t face fallout in terms of capital appropriations over its lawsuit with the state on school funding.
Rep. Bill Stoltze is the committee’s lead on the capital budget.
He was asked about comments made last week by Gov. Sean Parnell that the lawsuit would “shade or color” how he and legislators viewed Ketchikan requests. Parnell later said he wasn’t threatening Ketchikan and would continue to be fair.
Lawmakers are considering a scaled-back budget in response to a crash in revenue. But he said there’s no cause-and-effect relationship between that and the lawsuit.
He said lawmakers “go through a pretty rational process.”