Governor’s Cuts Criticized

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Southeast Alaska is home to about 10 percent of Alaska’s population. But Panhandle projects made up around 20 percent of the capital-budget vetoes Governor Sean Parnell made Thursday.

The cuts include hydro projects, roads, tourism infrastructure and a variety of small, community improvements. The lawmaker who assembled most of the budget says the vetoes went far too deep.

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