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Statement from SEANC Director Mitch Leonard on the Indictment of Former Director

The following is a statement from SEANC Executive Director Mitch Leonard on the indictment of former executive director Dana Cope. 

House budget universally seen as the “reasonable” approach

The House and Senate still haven’t met on the budget, but talks are starting to heat up. Groups on the right and left made it clear they see the House’s budget proposal as the reasonable one, with the Senate’s radical proposal far out of line with the state’s values. SEANC spoke out for pay raises and cost-of-living adjustments in the House budget. Also, retiree health benefits have become a major topic in the debate, and the Transportation Secretary resigned this week after telling SEANC members in DOT to not lobby for their jobs.