Research Reserve funding restored in Senate committee Budget hearing is today

The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Wednesday restored $175,000 in operating funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The budget now goes to the Senate Finance Committee. That committee holds hearings today at 4 p.m. at the Homer Legislative Information Office on the Operating Budget, House Bills 266 and 267.

The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had earlier cut that $175,000 in funding as part of reductions in the operating budget it had asked for from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The research reserve is managed under the Sport Fish Division of Fish and Game. When the Operating Budget went to the full house, a $275,000 reduction was not restored for the Sport Fish Division, including the $175,000 cut to the research reserve.

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