No major cuts made in state capital budget

By Tony Gorman

There were no changes in the state capital budget that was released Tuesday by Governor Sean Parnell’s office.  A total of $2.26 billion dollars was set aside for local projects for next year’s budget.  

Projects in House District 6 will cost a total of $55.5 million.  Six Valdez projects are included is the budget.  The most notable is the Valdez Small Boat Harbor project is in line for $1 million.  As far as regional projects, Copper Valley Electric Association is getting over $4 million for its Allison Creek project.

Over $73 million will be allocated for projects in House District 39.  The Copper River Valley project receiving the most money is the Copper River Native Association’s regional multidisciplinary combined facility.  The project is scheduled to receive $2 million.

House District 35 is in line for over $56 million.  Four Whittier projects made the list. Two-point-five million dollars is going toward maintenance and operations for the Whittier Tunnel.  Cordova is receiving one million dollars toward the construction of its Community Center.

For a more detailed look at project in the Prince William Sound and the Copper River Valley for to the links below:

House District 6

House District 35

House District 39


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