Gov. Bill Walker signs a bill giving bonding authorization for Juneau Hydropower’s Sweetheart Lake hydroelectricity facility during a ceremony at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 262 Hall on Friday. Watching Walker from left are: former Juneau Mayor Mary Becker, Juneau Hydropower CEO and owner Keith Comstock, Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, Don Kubley, Max Mielke, business manager for the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 262, and Juneau Hydropower Managing Director Duff Mitchell.

Gov. Bill Walker smiled, sat down and lifted his pen.

“This is a sweetheart piece of legislation,” he said shortly before affixing his signature to House Bill 143, a bill that allows state funding of the new Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project.

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