Governor Dunleavy Submits Revised CARES Act Funding Distribution Plan
ANCHORAGE—Governor Mike Dunleavy submitted a revised plan for the equitable distribution of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, which brings over $1.5 billion of relief to the State of Alaska, to the Legislative Budget and Audit (LB&A) Committee.
“Following conversations with the Legislature, community leaders, and our federal partners, I have submitted a revised package of RPLs for expedited consideration,” says Governor Dunleavy. “This money will go directly where it is needed most into the hands of local communities, small businesses, and nonprofits. My administration stands ready to distribute these needed funds immediately to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Alaska. It is our hope the LB&A Committee takes expedited action on this request.”
Read the Governor’s letter to the chairs of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.
Review the CARES Act Funding Summary Sheet.
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.