Concerns from lawmakers continue to be raised about the costs of the Goose Creek medium-security prison, slated to open next year at Port Mackenzie.
Republican state Sen. Bert Stedman is a Co-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Yesterday, at the Senate Majority Press Conference on Gavel Alaska, he was asked if the facility should be mothballed.
However, he does like the idea of performing an audit.
Stedman says it’s too early to draw any conclusions. He says the Legislature needs more information to make an appropriate policy call.