Medicaid, Senior Benefits Program and municipal bond debt reimbursement also saw cuts or wholesale elimination. The Alaska Marine Highway System was spared after handed deep cuts by the Legislature.
The funding will go directly to Village Public Safety Officer programs, local police and other rural public safety services.
The company pursuing Pebble Mine saw its stock prices soar on Wednesday with the unexpected announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it was reopening…
The Alaska Legislature and the governor should get a punch card for frequent visits to the Alaska Supreme Court.
The Legislature hoped to kick-start the opening of new drug addiction treatment, but the money is caught in a fight over the PFD.
The move adds the capital budget to the agenda, too.
Anchorage’s former House representative reminds us that public comment is due by July 1.
An alternative would be to hold committee meetings in Anchorage and floor sessions in Juneau. It’d save $500,000 and ensure better audio and video recordings and broadcasts.
Either convince the public now or face a referendum later, the governor said.