The Legislature is in the final days of the session, but there are still plenty of pieces to be finalized.
Guttenberg made the announcement to the monthly meeting at the Fairbanks Laborers’ hall, which helped launch his political career.
As if Tuesday wasn’t busy enough with the passage of a bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for government, the Legislature also unveiled a big new crime bill while the Senate passed the capital budget and the initiative buster.
The bill restructures the permanent fund to pay for government, formalizing what the Legislature was already planning on doing. Some say it’ll act like a spending limit, others worry it’ll be easily ignored.
The Senate also rolled out a capital budget with an extra $4 million for public safety, the brewery battle is getting serious and all but one legislator has approved a bill dealing with sexual assault training.
But when asked about their own legislator, about one in two voters were happy.
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The move sets up a head-to-head race between Walker (or another Democrat) and the eventual Republican candidate.
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Key pieces of the Legislature’s end game are coming together, including a plan to restructure the permanent fund and pay off the state’s oil tax credit bill.