The Senate Finance Committee will be hearing public testimony from the Southeast communities on the FY2017 operating budget (SB 139 & SB 140) on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8.

Monday, March 7

3:45 – 5:30 p.m., Juneau

Tuesday, March 8

1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg

2:15 – 3:30 p.m., Sitka, Cordova, Valdez

3:45 – 5:30 p.m., Statewide Teleconference – Off-net sites

Southeast Alaskans may testify in-person at their local LIO. To locate the nearest LIO, call (907) 465-4648 or visit If you live off the road system or in a community without an LIO nearby, you may send in your written testimony to the Senate Finance Committee at or call (907) 465-3753 for assistance.

For more information about the opportunities to provide testimony, please see the link below:

Public Invited to Testify on Operating Budget

SB 139 & SB 140

SB 139
“An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain programs, capitalizing funds, making reappropriations, making supplemental appropriations, and making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.”

“An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state’s integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date.”


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