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Published on Apr 8, 2011
U.S. Senator Mark Begich decries efforts to shutdown the federal government and details the harmful consequences it would have in Alaska.
- Risk hundreds of Alaska jobs which depend on military construction projects. - Leave military members asking 'when will they get paid?' - Time in the summer construction season could be lost. - 17,000 Alaska federal employees would face tough choices without their paycheck. - Alaska's onshore oil and gas permits will be stalled further.
The last government shutdown failed to save the federal government any money. It actually cost taxpayers $1.4 billion.