Juneau’s portion of the state’s fiscal year 2012 public works budget is more than $100 million.
Basin Road will be closed Friday and Monday for repairs.
Haines Representative Bill Thomas spent much of this year’s session working on the state’s operating budget. He also got projects into the capital budget for his widespread district, made up of villages and small cities from Metlakatla to Prince William Sound.
The City and Borough of Juneau will seek input from the U.S. Attorney’s office on whether the practice of having cruise ship crewmembers tie up tender boats to CBJ docks exposes the city to potential lawsuits.
The Alaska House of Representatives adjourned sine die just before 5:30 p.m. today (Monday). In a news conference, House majority leaders blamed the Senate for not dealing with legislation that would formalize a plan for construction of a gas pipeline from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska.
Greens Creek Mine officials will discuss the facility’s latest expansion plans at tonight’s Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole Meeting.
The Alaska state Senate Thursday adjourned the special legislative session called by Governor Sean Parnell last week. The move followed Parnell’s unprecedented action Wednesday night of removing from consideration his bill to lower oil taxes.
The Assembly adopted a motion setting the city’s local contribution to schools at about $23-million next year. But all budget ordinances were referred to the Finance Committee for more work. Douglas Harbor was renamed the “Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor.”
Juneau Assembly Member Ruth Danner last night (Monday) continued to argue for a full vetting of a Planning Commission decision allowing a rock crusher at a gravel pit along Montana Creek Road. But her protests may have backfired. If the decision is appealed, the Assembly likely won’t be deciding the matter.