Gov. Walker expected to sign bill authorizing bonding for Juneau hydroelectric project

    The project would produce renewable green energy from the waters of Sweetheart Lake, which will be used to power a district heating system in downtown Juneau.

    Governor Walker is poised to sign a bill sponsored by Juneau Representative Cathy Munoz.

    According to Munoz, "The AIDEA bonding bill - which is a legislative authorization for up to $120 million in bonding to construct the Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project - is in the governor's hands and he intends to sign it sometime this week."

    Munoz noted that Walker is very busy this week, with lots of legislation to sign alongside the legislature coming into session.

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