Governor Parnell has announced his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2012. The operating and capital budgets total $11.1 billion, with $5.45 billion in state general funds. State agency operating growth has been limited to 1.9 percent. The budget includes $65.7 million for the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) to conduct planning, design, and permitting for the Susitna Hydroelectric Project, which is estimated to meet half of the Railbelt’s electricity demand. The budget also includes funding for weatherization programs, renewable energy, and heating assistance. KTNA listeners can stay tuned to tonights Alaska News Nightly for the full story or go to the link above to read all the numbers.
Campaign season is revving up for the Borough mayoral election.
Larry DeVilbiss attended the Talkeetna Community Council meeting Monday night and encouraged everyone to vote on January 11th for Mat Su Borough mayor. (more…)
Mat-Su Borough deputy mayor Ron Arvin is proposing to get rid of the Real Property Asset Management Board and the borough assembly will consider the issue on Tuesday. (more…)
The Mat Su Borough Assembly went into two different executive sessions last week during their regularly scheduled Assembly meeting. (more…)
There are 8 candidates on the final list for Mat Su Borough mayor. The deadline for application was Friday. (more…)
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos, announcements for November 16th. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Community councils get revenue sharing in 2012; Talkeetna resident Kevin Foster featured in ironworkers of the Western US book. 16 min.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/AMNews-20101116.mp3|titles=AMNews-20101116]
Upper Susitna Valley councils are gathering ideas on how to spend state revenue share grants available through the Mat Su Borough. Every council is approaching the $20,200 grant differently but all will end up with the money for a project or projects for their community area. Revenue sharing has been available to communities outside of organized Boroughs for years, but 2009 was the first year it was available to Mat Su councils.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101115StateRevenuepkg.mp3|titles=20101115StateRevenuepkg]