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Capital budget funds Mat-Su projects with statewide benefits


MAT-SU--Big projects with statewide benefits in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough continue to progress with new funding from the recently passed State capital budget. Port MacKenzie Rail receives $37.5 million, Goose Creek Correctional Center receives its original funds from the Governor's budget, $3.6 million, and South Denali Visitor Center receives $3 million.

"Thank you Governor Parnell for investing in rail infrastructure that will help diversify the Alaska economy from oil to new industries such as cement and to the Alaska Legislature for seeing the future in the project. And we give special thanks to House Finance Co-Chair Rep. Bill Stoltze and the Mat-Su delegation for hard work well done," said Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss.

The Borough thanks the Mat-Su state delegation: Sen. Charlie Huggins, Sen. Linda Mendard, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Mark Neuman, Rep. Wes Keller, Rep. John Coghill, and Rep. Eric Feige.

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