Supporters voice their opinions of Alaska Proposition B

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October 14, 2010


JUNEAU, Alaska: Just two months after deciding the fate of two ballot measures in the primary election, voters will now have to decide on three more come November second. One of those measures, Bonding Proposition B, is gaining much support in the weeks leading up to the general election. The measure would create an approximately $380 million bond package that would fund various projects in the state including $40 million total for a fish and game research building in the Kodiak area of the state, $23.5 million for an arts and learning center, $108.6 million for a sciences classroom and lab facility at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

The main campaign for the measure is Yes on Prop B. According to campaign manager Arliss Sturgulewski, "There should be a great deal of public awareness of what’s in the (proposition). It has a lot of worthwhile projects.” The group officially kicked off their educational campaign to inform voters on October 11, 2010. The campaign is led by former Senator Arliss Sturgulewski, former Fairbanks mayor Jim Sampson, and University of Alaska executive vice president Wendy Redman. Director and spokesman for the "Yes on Prop B" campaign Josh Applebee stated, "This will be a positive campaign. We will be available to talk to any group with questions, any media with concerns, and any voters in the hope to get the word out." According to reports, the effort had raised more than $450,000, mostly from the University of Alaska Foundation. Other top donors, according to the "Yes on Prop B" website include Fran Ulmer, Associated General Contractors and Brian Rogers.

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