Proposed Eradication of Alaska State Appropriations for Civil Air Patrol

Mike Dunleavy

By Seeking North | AuxBeacon News Contributor

The Anchorage Daily News has reported that state appropriations for Civil Air Patrol’s Alaska Wing will be eradicated. That’s a wise savings of $453,000.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy had warned Alaskans that his proposed budget cuts would affect every Alaskan, and an initial look at details offered by the Office of Management and Budget reveals the truth of that statement.

Dunleavy’s budget cancels a proposed raise for Alaska State Troopers and cuts $3 million in funding for the Village Public Safety Officer program.

As non-essential services, funding for Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol is proposed to be eliminated entirely.

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2 Comments on "Proposed Eradication of Alaska State Appropriations for Civil Air Patrol"

  1. The subcommittee also pulled $250,000 from the Troopers to offset a $250,000 increment for the Civil Air Patrol. The volunteer organization conducts search and rescue flights in rural Alaska.

    “I think this is very worthy of our support,” said LeBon, calling the Civil Air Patrol “vital to rural Alaska.”

    The amendment passed without objection.

    • As of August 2019, Gov. Dunleavy approved the FINAL state budget. The Civil Air Patrol Alaska wing funding was completely ELIMINATED. Finally, our tax payer monies will be used for a better purpose.

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