Alaska’s Legislature has been at an impasse for months on the state budget. Gov. Bill Walker called legislators back for a second special session Friday and voiced his dissatisfaction with their progress. With a potential state government shutdown about two weeks away, Homer’s fishing and tourism industry could suffer.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is still working through the kinks of a potential government shutdown on July 1.
“This has never happened in Alaska. We’ve never faced this,” Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotton said.