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Kerttula and Egan talk SB 21, cap projects – local interview

Opponents of the Legislature’s oil tax reform bill have until July 13 to gather enough signatures for a voter referendum to repeal the measure. Both of Petersburg’s state lawmakers, Representative Beth Kerttula and Senator Dennis Egan, are firmly in the repeal camp. The two Juneau Democrats visited Petersburg for last month’s Little Norway Festival. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with them about the oil tax cut for the final part in a series of local interviews with visiting politicians.
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Earlier in this series, we aired local interviews with Senator Bert Stedman, Representatives Cathy Munoz and Johnathan Kreiss-Tomkins, and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell. You can listen to all of those conversations here on our website.

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