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Rally to Keep Alaska Open for Business!

posted Jun 10, 2017, 5:35 PM by Steve Brown


On June 1, pink slips went out to nearly 19,000 state employees, warning them that if the legislature doesn’t reach a budget deal by July 1st, they will lose their jobs. With two weeks until the end of the special session, zero progress is evident between the Senate and House majorities on reaching a deal on a comprehensive plan.

Simultaneous rallies will take place at 1:00 pm on June 11th in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau encouraging lawmakers to come up with a plan they can agree on before the scheduled June 16th end of the current special session. A government shutdown looms just two weeks later on July 1st if a deal is not reached.