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Petersburg residents testify on house budget

Education, Mental health and Fisheries Management funding were the top budget concerns for Petersburg residents who addressed the Alaska House Finance Committee last week. 17 local residents showed up to give testimony at Petersburg’s Legislative Information office Wednesday afternoon. Some didn’t get a chance to speak because of time constraints and the many other people who wanted to testify across the state. Matt Lichtenstein put together some excerpts from Petersburg residents testimony:
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The last speaker in that audio was Petersburg’s Bob Martin who was among a number of local residents who testified on budget issues during a teleconference with the House Finance Committee last week.

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