Sen. Murkowski said she’ll learn more about the infrastructure proposal at an upcoming White House meeting for committee chairs. Top Democrats were invited, too, which Murkowski said indicates the White House isn’t intending the proposal as a partisan exercise.
The Alaska Department of Administration has canceled a deal to turn a waterfront parcel into parking for state workers. Juneau city officials have urged the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to sell the land to developers behind proposed Alaska Ocean Center.
Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a proposed bill would give 100,000 acres of federal land in total to Native groups in five Southeast Alaska towns. The proposed legislation looks to mitigate issues with the original Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act that was passed almost a half century ago.