The next Alaska legislative session will take place in January, but already local organizations are announcing priorities they would like to see the legislature tackle when they return to Juneau.
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met early last week and adopted fourteen priorities for the Chamber.
Of those, five have been selected as the most critical, or urgent priorities to be addressed.
Reducing the high cost of energy here in Fairbanks and outlying areas was selected as the top priority.
Increased oil production, strengthening the military presence in Alaska, funding for the University of Alaska system and funding for the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation system round out the top five.
The priorities will be delivered to the governor's office and all members of the state legislature.
Chamber members will meet with legislators prior to the next session to discuss support of the priorities.