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A bill in Congress is getting little Alaska media attention but could be a life changing for the tens of thousands of Alaskans who struggle with the high costs of prescription drugs.
It’s Saturday in the Sun!
The whole pledge to “cut everything but police” isn’t going over well with everything but the police.
“I think our responsibility here in the Legislature is to provide opportunity,” he said. “Not opportunity for a few, but opportunity for all.”
Winfree was born in territorial Alaska and worked on the pipeline.
The legislation would create the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board, which would be charged with overseeing the long-term health of the system.
Under the change, the $75-per-dependant aid, which was approved by the Legislature last year, would drop to $24 on Sept. 6 at the same time the federal increase expires.
It’s making the Senate’s long floor session on the disaster declaration look quaint.
Guys, it was over last summer!