ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced a bill that would give the Denali Commission $440 million for transportation projects.
Murkowski knew the bill had no chance of passing because time has run out before Congress adjourns for the year. But the bill can be introduced next year.
The bill would more than double the allocation of federal transportation funds to Alaska. And it is in line with Murkowski's gubernatorial campaign message that transportation projects can help mend the state economy.
The Denali Commission had a budget of $83 million last year.
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