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Petersburg Assembly won’t fund TBPA

The Petersburg Borough will not fund the Thomas Bay Power Authority this coming year. The Assembly this week voted not to approve the organizations 2014 budget. The majority of the assembly believes those costs should all be covered by the Southeast Alaska Power Agency which owns the hydro-electric plant that TBPA operates. Matt Lichtenstein reports:
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