The state budget and the future

 
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Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, speaks at a press availability shortly after calling the Alaska Legislature into the second special session of the year in June. Walker signed the operating budget on Friday. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)

State lawmakers called themselves into a third special session in order to pass the smallest capital budget in 17 years. Legislators reached compromise — but still don’t have a long term budget plan for the state’s future. Will they call a fourth special session?

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Alaska Governor Bill Walker
  • Alaska Lt. Governor Byron Mallott
  • Statewide callers

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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