Senate Passes Additional Earthquake Relief Funding

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska State Senate passed SB 38, a supplemental budget that approves over $134 million dollars in funding for road and building construction and repairs following the November 30th earthquake.

In a press release from the Senate Majority, Anchorage Senator Natasha von Imhof who co-chairs the Senate Finance Committee said " Last November, Alaskans came together, helped their neighbors, and quickly began to repair any damage...This bill provides funding to continue the rebuilding efforts, ensuring aid reaches Alaskans affected by the earthquake. Help is on the way. "

103 million dollars are federal funds and around 30 million is from state funding. The bill passed unanimously with a vote of 18 to 0.

The bill now heads to the Alaska House of Representatives for consideration.