New proposal cuts all state funding to public television

first_imgPublic television would lose its state funding in a budget proposal adopted by the Legislature’s budget conference committee Friday.Rep. Les Gara, D- Anchorage, was the only committee member to object to the cut for public television. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The committee removed all $600,000 that Governor Bill Walker proposed for public TV.The committee approved Walker’s $2 million request for public radio, as well as $44,000 for the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission.Anchorage Representative Les Gara was the only one of the six committee members to object to the television cut.Both houses of the Legislature must vote the budget after the conference committee finishes its work. Then Walker decides whether to sign it.last_img