Alaska’s House Finance Committee heard public testimony Tuesday on proposed budget cuts, and got an earful from Alaskans calling in from all over the state.
Fifteen Ketchikan residents at the local Legislative Information Office testified about a
variety of programs on the chopping block, from senior services and the state timber office, to public broadcasting and a statewide library program.
Below is an approximately seven-minute sample of some of the comments local residents offered to lawmakers.
Testimony was limited to two minutes per person, and the beeps heard in the background were from the timer.
You can listen to all of the local testimony, posted below. It’s just under 30 minutes.
The House Finance Committee hearing continues Wednesday and Thursday. You can follow legislative hearings broadcast live by 360 North at http://www.360north.org/ Below is a link to a full archive of Tuesday’s testimony.