Rorie Watt on Haines Southeast Conference Items and Topics

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - Rorie Watt gives his thoughts while a guest on Action Line about the Southeast Conference in Haines.

    The Southeast Conference opens its annual meeting in Haines today; the future of the Alaska Marine Highway is one important agenda item.

    CBJ Manager Rorie Watt talked about that on Action Line Friday. . .

    "The ferry system is always a big deal. Where that's headed is really important to Juneau and Southeast. So that work continues and there are recommendations so they can stabilize their budget and make that long-term planning, so that people can plan on using the ferry well into the future."

    Southeast Conference approved a resolution last year to create an independent authority to operate the Marine Highway.

    Watt said of another important issue the conference will take up. . .

    "The ever-popular State Fiscal Plan I'm sure will be discussed," Watt continued, "The governor has called a special session. We need that plan; we need that certainty."

    The annual meeting gets underway at 8 a.m. Tuesday and wraps up at mid-day Thursday following the membership business meeting.

     

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