Juneau, Alaska (KINY) A Juneau Judge could have a huge say in whether a Salmon ballot initiative gets on the 2018 ballot.
A court hearing scheduled in Juneau today to discuss a ballot measure that would require additional state reviews on projects that affect
salmon streams. The measure would also declare all Alaskan waters salmon bearing unless proven otherwise. The Lt. Governor, Byron Mallott denied the proposal last month. The groups goal is to have the ballot on the 2018 ballot. Mike Wood of the Susitna River Coalition, Brian Kraft of Anchorage and Gayla Hoseth of Dillingham proposed the ballot measure. Stand for Salmon has also supported the measure.
The group would have to have 32,000 signatures before the regular legislative session begins in January to meet the deadline for the 2018 election ballot.