It looks like about 10 Southeast Alaska boat harbors will see repairs or construction soon. The capital budget moving through the Legislature provides millions for docks, ramps and associated facilities.
House Speaker Mike Chenault says it’s important the oil tax debate not drag on past the legislative session. And he’s willing to stay in Juneau until the work is done.
Monday is the 84th day of the 90-day session. The House has not yet received the Senate’s oil tax bill.
The Assembly has had more than a month to review a draft study of the city’s water system, compiled by Engineering Director Rorie Watt. He’ll be seeking direction from members at tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has given Juneau’s garbage collection company – Alaska Pacific Environmental Services – the go-ahead to implement a new automated roll cart service. But the RCA has not yet approved a monthly container fee for specially designed trash cans. APES hasn’t said when the service will take effect.
A High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk – or HAWK – beacon is now operating at the Glacier Highway Walmart entrance, one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the Lemon Creek area.
Alaska’s unemployment rate for February declined slightly to 7.1 percent. The national rate for last month was 8.3 percent.
An email from a Canadian mine developer to the Taku River Fact Finding Task Force has flummoxed some members and Juneau’s senator, but the company official who wrote it says it’s just semantics.
A roadmap for Southeast Alaska energy development is meeting some resistance from the Southeast Conference.
Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent in January, to 7.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Labor Department today (Tuesday). Juneau’s rate was 5.4 percent.
The public comment period on the AJ Mine Water Study ends March 28th.
The report is an overview of Juneau’s water system, and identifies several scenarios and management concepts, with and without a nearby operating gold mine.