Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget director Donna Arduin says the administration is looking at privatization options for the state-run ferry system. That’s on top of a proposed budget that would cut 65 percent of the struggling ferry system’s budget.
Uncertainty about next year’s spending by the state of Alaska is trickling down to local governments. Expecting spending cuts, Petersburg’s borough assembly voted against filling a vacant position in the police department — at least until a proposed state spending plan is unveiled later this month.