01/17/12 - 1:05pm
JUNEAU — Proponents of an initiative to revive Alaska's coastal management program say they have collected nearly 34,000 signatures.
The announcement was made at a news conference in Anchorage on Tuesday, the same day the Legislature was to convene in Juneau.
The initiative committee, the Alaska Sea Party, must gather 25,875 signatures for the measure to be on the ballot. Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, initiative chairman, has said the goal is to have 27,000 signatures collected before the legislative session started.