Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon continued to underscore the message from city hall on the Governor's proposed spending cuts while a guest on Action Line.
"Let's calm down. Remember we're in a democracy. Remember it's a debate and its the start of a long process. We just have to hope that the lawmakers are taking everything into consideration before they move forward."
The mayor said as proposed the Governor's budget would have a big impact. The mayor said the impact to Juneau alone would amount to between
$17 Million to $18 Million. "That would be a huge impact on Juneau and we're not the only community. Every community would be impacted. Even the very small ones would probably lose $70,000 to $80,000."
Most of the impact to Juneau would come in the area of education. Funding from the fish tax and revenue sharing and municipal assistance would also be reduced.