John Moosey

Mat-Su Borough manager John Moosey addressed the assembly about concerns related to a mine in the Lazy Mountain area.

PALMER — The Mat-Su Borough Assembly met for a special budget meeting on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of the $59,597,592 in budget cuts from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget to the Mat-Su Borough.

Manager John Moosey presented a memo of detailed funding that will be cut by the budget, detailing the cuts to the Port Debt Service Reimbursement, revenue sharing, and the School Debt Service Reimbursement cut of nearly $20 million. In Finance Director Cheyenne Heindel’s attached memo, she included additional tables prepared for the Alaska Municipal League meeting on Feb. 21 titled “Open for business” but closing doors. The borough would see nearly a $20 million cut to the School Bond reimbursement and nearly $5 million cut from the deepwater port and road upgrade. Moosey said that he met with Mayor Halter and staff the day after the governor’s budget was released

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