The Alaska Senate has approved a $1.5 billion capital budget, most of which is from federal funds.
Lawmakers spent part of that time talking about “payment reform.” But what exactly does that mean?
The state Department of Transportation has told city officials that budget cuts may mean shorter hours for Sitka’s Rocky Gutierrez Airport.
On Wednesday, the Senate Finance committee slashed more than $40 million in state dollars from the capital budget.
Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Dispatch News sued the state for the documents last October after the Parnell administration took four months to deny public record requests.
The state Senate’s capital budget for fiscal year 2016 includes new harbor and energy projects for Southeast Alaska.
As it stands, the budget would be one of the smallest capital budgets in Alaska more than a decade.
The tax amounts to one cent per gallon.