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Petersburg budget passed in 2nd read

Petersburg’s borough assembly passed next year’s budget in the 2nd of three readings Monday night along with an increased property tax rate. One assemblyman opposed the spending plan and called for a three percent cut overall. Matt Lichtenstein reports. For Mobile-friendly audio, click here.

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Petersburg budget testimony focuses on education, ferries, radio

The Senate Finance Room in the Alaska Capitol, Feb. 4, 2015.(Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
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