The Legislature hoped to kick-start the opening of new drug addiction treatment, but the money is caught in a fight over the PFD.
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The move adds the capital budget to the agenda, too.
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.
Faced with impasse and indecision over the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, the Legislature created a bicameral working group to come up with suggestions for how…
Gavel Alaska can’t make it and the Legislative Affairs Agency can’t move its cameras, either. It’ll be audio-only.
A special session on the road system might mean more Alaskans can drive to session in person, but the lack of Gavel Alaska coverage will mean far fewer Alaskans will be able to easily watch the session unfold.
Still plenty of uncertainty.
The vote skirts a law passed last year that prevents legislators from collecting per diem until a fully funded operating budget is passed. The Legislative Council voted to make the payment retroactive.