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Town Hall with State Senator

 

December 16, 2021

Max Graham

State senator Jesse Kiehl held a town hall on Dec. 8 at the Haines School cafeteria. In front of an audience of about 10 residents, he said he would focus in the upcoming legislative session on directing federal infrastructure funding towards the ferry system and reforming the state's fiscal policy. Exactly how much money of the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill will go to Haines and to the ferry system in the Upper Lynn Canal will be subject to negotiation in the legislative session and between the executive and legislative branches. Kiehl also said he would work to strengthen campaign finance laws and would propose a state income tax.



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