Unions to oppose cuts to ferry system

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) -Union representatives plan to rally in the capital to oppose job losses proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

    The proposed budget cuts the Marine Highway System by $97 million, about 75 percent of its budget.

    The Governor is trying to close a near $1.6 billion budget shortfall.

    The Juneau Empire said the budget cuts could result in the loss of 253 in the ferry system.  The system is not taking reservations after October 1st.

    The AFL-CIO will host a rally at the Capitol next week

     

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