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KBRR Budget News

March 19, 2014

Working with local leadership in the City of Homer and through the KBRR Community Council, Senate representatives Micciche and Stevens were successful in reinstating the required state matching funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve into the Senate Operating budget this morning. This amendment was made following a tremendous volume of support coming from the many community members, youth, stakeholders, and employees who would be affected by the potential closure of KBRR. While this action still needs to survive the Senate and conference committee, we are optimistic this is a step in the right direction!

Please continue to voice your support and appreciation to the Senate for the continuation of state funding for KBRR by:

  1. Providing public testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on the Operating Budget HB266 this Thursday March 20 at 4:00 pm at the Legislative Information Office, 270 W Pioneer Ave, Homer.
  2. Sending an email to the Senate Finance Committee thanking them for their support for KBNERR in the Operating Budget HB266. Letters should be sent to the Senate Finance Committee membership and/or chairs. For headers, use the Legislator’s name, Room no., State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99801.

Let the Senate know you are grateful for their support and leadership in preserving the funding levels for KBRR. You may download a brief fact sheet that can be used for testimony. Thank you all for your continued support and efforts saving KBRR- your voice has mattered.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Charlayna permalink
    March 19, 2014 5:36 pm

    That’s great to hear!

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