It’s far from over.
The state’s lone operating dairy would be unable to sell its milk on store shelves without the position, forcing them out of business.
At least the Legislature believes it’s spared from a veto. It could be challenged in court.
Of the 16 amendments offered by House Republicans, 12 were cut-less intent language. Of those 12, 11 were offered by Rep. David Eastman.
The Legislature also saw the passage of the ‘Save the Alaska State Fair(‘s alcohol license) Act’ and a reworked version of the conflict of interest rules bill.
The governor has proposed aggressive cuts to Medicaid, but when much of the proposed cuts rely on federal approval senators argue only a small fraction is actually achievable this year.
“This is not a cost savings, this is just a cost shift down to the local municipalities,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz.
The state’s independent chief procurement officer said he was never informed about Wellpath’s lengthy legal history, which includes more than 1,400 lawsuits and wrongful death claims.
Al Barrette was put forward by Gov. Sean Parnell in 2010, but was rejected amidst concerns about a conflict of interest and a broader backlash to wolf hunting in Alaska.
A look at where the money is being spent in today’s election.