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Infrastructure investment is key to getting Alaska’s economy back on track


The only way to rebuild Alaska is to make big strategic investments in workers who have been hammered by the pandemic, infrastructure that has been neglected for decades and programs that will create a bright future for our state.

Recently, Alaska’s congressional delegation played a pivotal role in passing landmark legislation that advances toward all of these goals. Congressman Don Young, Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan all deserve tremendous credit for the role they played in shaping the bipartisan infrastructure bill for the benefit of all Alaskans, with Sen. Murkowski being one of the the driving forces behind its passage.

It’s hard to overstate the significance of this bill. A few examples: We will receive $3.5 billion in federal highway funding, $1 billion for essential ferry service to rural communities, $250 million for new harbor construction, $73 million for the construction of new ferries for Alaska as the Alaska Marine Highway System is now eligible for future federal highway funding for operation and repair, as well as significant investments in rural broadband access.

Thousands of jobs will be created by the federal investment in our roads, highways, ferries, ports and harbors and internet connectivity systems, which will all enable future economic […]

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