Unlike Dunleavy’s now-departed budget director, Donna Arduin, Pitney has also close ties to Alaska.
It was a busy day.
Legislators were unlikely to fund any contracts to ship inmates Outside.
At least for now.
A three-quarter vote would be exceedingly difficult for either chamber to muster without some serious deal-making.
“I am asking my colleagues to slow down and ask some critical questions of the taxes before us.”
Day 1 drama.
The Recall Dunleavy campaign said it “intends to pursue all necessary procedures at every level to guarantee that Alaskans will have the opportunity to sign the recall petition as soon as possible.”
The budget, the dividend, the budget, ferries, the budget, shakeups and the budget.
Ah…. that’s why he’s had to skip out on so many “conversations with Alaskans.”