Berkowitz to legislature: 'Help us or get out of the way'

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Many lawmakers are settling in to Juneau for the 2018 legislative session, but before they gavel in, Anchorage leadership has a message for them.

"Either help us or get out of the way," says Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. "Right now they're not helping us and they're not getting out of the way."

Once again, the state budget will take center stage in the capitol building. For the last two years, lawmakers have focused on cutting rather than raising new revenue to fill a multi-billion dollar budget gap. Berkowitz says that has taken a toll on safety in Alaska's largest city. 

Berkowitz to legislature: 'Help us or get out of the way'
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