Governor cuts funds for cold housing research center
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Budget cuts by Alaska’s governor include funding for the state’s Cold Climate Housing Research Center.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that the center in Fairbanks was among the line-item budget vetoes signed into law last week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
The center’s $750,000 line-item was among the $34.7 million in cuts from the capital budget.
The center specializes in developing and testing energy efficient and cold climate-centered building designs in circumpolar regions around the world.
Director Jack Hebert says the veto slashes the center’s core-function budget.
Dunleavy vetoed more than $400 million from the state operating budget in June. The Legislature failed to override the vetoes and instead sent Dunleavy a bill seeking to restore many of the vetoes.
Dunleavy has said he will finalize the budget this week.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com