What legislative decisions mean for small town AK

With the current budget bottleneck in the state legislature, there is both good and bad news for communities. Some bills that would have increased costs for local governments are on the shelf this session, while there is certainty that communities statewide will be receiving less revenue sharing. While lawmakers struggle to close the budget gap, most headlines are focused on the big picture. But what about the small screen? On this week’s Alaska Edition we’ll take a look at how the state’s fiscal crisis is translating in small town Alaska.

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HOST: Ellen Lockyer


  • Daysha Eaton, News Director, KBBI
  • Nathan Hill, Manager, Lake and Peninsula Borough
  • Joe Vigil, Anchor and Reporter, KTVA

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m.

APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA
elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen

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