KMXT Staff

Governor vetoes school bond reimbursement, reluctantly OKs $1,600 PFD

Story by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media   Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a bill on Monday that provides permanent fund dividends of $1,600. He vetoed funding to reimburse municipalities for school construction debt, as well as to pay for Medicaid. And he said in a recorded statement released yesterday (Monday) that he expects to call a third special …

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Governor announces final decisions on budget, PFD at $1,600, $22 mil in line item vetoes, $156 mil in restorations

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, on Monday announced his final decisions regarding the current fiscal year’s budget in a 10 minute address to Alaskans. Below are some key items of interest from a press release from the governor’s office along with links to various materials, including a video of Dunleavy’s address. More in-depth coverage as well as reaction from opponents, legislators, …

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Union members ratify new ferry contract, Tusty set to depart for Homer on Wednesday night

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By Jacob Resneck with Coast Alaska The first state ferries resumed sailing Sunday following the ratification of a contract by striking members of the Alaska Marine Highway System’s largest union. More than 400 members of the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific went on strike July 24, paralyzing the system for 11 days which affected thousands of travelers during the busiest …

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State and Inlandboatmen’s Union Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract

The following is a Press Release from the State of Alaska Department of Administration Three-year deal ends strike, ferry service will resume in the days ahead Friday, August 2, 2019 (Anchorage) – Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka and her negotiating team reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night with the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) on a new …

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Alaska Marine Highways announces another round of ferry cancellations, tickets being refunded

The Alaska Marine Highway System cancelled a round of sailings involving six ferries due to the ongoing strike by employees represented by the Inlandboatmen’s Union. According to a press release received by KMXT, the cancellations and scheduled next sailing are as follows.   MV Kennicott: remains canceled through August 7. When service resumes it will be the resumption of the …

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