Sen. Stevens promises government will not shut down over budget


Alaska Senator Gary Stevens-R spoke with the Homer News Monday to discuss current legislative proceedings concerning the budget, specifically the Permanent Fund dividend. Stevens has served as the senator for District P, which includes Kasilof, Homer, the southern Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, Cordova, Seldovia and a southern portion of Soldotna, for more than 20 years.

With the July 1 deadline to pass the state budget quickly approaching, Stevens said he is confident the conference committee will reach a compromise and the budget will be passed without a government shut down.

“I know (the deadline) has caused a lot of angst among people because of the threat that we’d have to

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