The Dunleavy administration has only really had to defend the budget in limited interviews with select outlets and in meetings with legislators. These face-to-face meetings with voters will really put it to the test.
Senators said they’d rather get it right than do it fast. They also acknowledged that Alaska’s crime problems aren’t entirely SB 91’s fault.
The nonpartisan budget director says Dunleavy’s budget would likely mean higher taxes for many Alaskans, doesn’t have proper justification, isn’t that predictable and doesn’t really protect all of Alaska’s reserves.
Legislators are worried that repaying dividends would put the remaining fund at risk and shrink future PFDs.
Even pro-Dunleavy legislators say they don’t see the vision for a better Alaska in the governor’s budget.
The march through understanding the sweeping impacts of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s budget continued on Wednesday with much of the attention paid to the Alaska…
Another hearing, another lesson in futility as the administration refuses to back up its budget.
Dunleavy’s budget proposal would wipe out 80 percent of Valdez’s annual revenue.
Legislators from both sides of the aisle and from across Alaska fire back to Dunleavy’s proposed budget. Meanwhile, something is afoot in the House.
Day 29 featured a truly bizarre House floor session, last-minute heartburn about the budget and a truly scathing public hearing for the latest appointment to draw public ire.