Alaska’s congressional delegation announced they were able to include a two-year extension for Secure Rural Schools payments in final appropriations bills for this year.
During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.
The Juneau Assembly approved both the city and school district’s 2016 operating budgets last night.
The Juneau School District now won’t have to increase class sizes in kindergarten to second grade.
A federal revenue-sharing program called Secure Rural Schools has been a million-dollar boon to some Alaska cities and boroughs, mostly in Southeast.
Congress has passed a one-year extension of a program that pays out millions of dollars to communities in Alaska near national forest land, like Petersburg.