Rep. Don Young defended the law against Republican critics. He said it will bring in $6,000 per resident for transportation infrastructure into Alaska, the most of any state.
Murkowski told reporters at the Capitol that the bill will go a long way toward rebuilding America’s lagging infrastructure “and helping in many parts of the country where infrastructure doesn’t exist at all.”
President Biden invited Republicans to the White House Monday in an attempt to win support for his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, and he took special notice of Rep. Don Young.
Believe it or not, one of the worst droughts in the nation right now is in Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, cities like Wrangell are struggling to keep up with summer water demand.
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 letter covers a lot of ground — outlining the need to develop a deep-draft port above the Arctic Circle and advocating sharing federal revenue from offshore oil drilling with local residents.
Chamberlain will contribute to the initiative by sharing her more than 20 years of experience studying ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.
Unalaska is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to upgrade the aging Port of Dutch Harbor. The hope is to serve bigger ships and more of them.
The draft Juneau Economic Plan identifies eight key initiatives to guide the capital city’s financial future over the next decade.