From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer May 1, 2008
Mayor Jim Whitaker will ask the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly to declare a state of emergency at its May 8 meeting. . .
The declaration would give the borough authority to accept funding from the Alaskan Housing Finance Corp. in an expedited process by suspending rules that would normally slow such a process. . .
The $300 million surplus was put into weatherization and energy efficiency programs run by the AHFC. The money is from a budget bill Gov. Sarah Palin signed into law last March.
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