House Finance Committee members talk about an amendment to repeal the Ocean Ranger program during a committee meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Ocean Ranger program was approved through a voter ballot initiative in 2006. From left: Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, Rep. Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River, Co-Chair Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, Co-Chair Neal Foster, D-Nome, Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, and Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage. The amendment passed 8-3. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

House Finance Committee members talk about an amendment to repeal the Ocean Ranger program during a committee meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Ocean Ranger program was approved through a voter ballot initiative in 2006. From left: Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, Rep. Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River, Co-Chair Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, Co-Chair Neal Foster, D-Nome, Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, and Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage. The amendment passed 8-3. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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