Citizens protest Governor’s budget

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Residents lined the streets in protest of Governor Dunleavy's proposed budget at his event last night in Fairbanks.

An estimated two hundred people gathered on Noble Street in front of the Westmark Thursday night while the governor spoke at an event sponsored by the conservative grassroots outreach group, Americans For Prosperity. Protesters, including children, students, and union workers, among others, chanted and banged drums to voice their opposition to cuts in education and health services. “There's nothing good about this. You can't cut your way to prosperity, and austerity is not a vision for Alaskans," said Patrice Lee, Interior Gas Utility Board member and protester.

House subcommittees finished hearing public testimony and will be reviewing the Governor’s proposal next week.