Just as the governor is asking for Alaskans to come up with budget solutions, he’s also pushing amendments that would severely limit the state’s options.
The budget proposes to pay out a traditional PFD while making few cuts. The result is a $1.5 billion draw from the state’s last major savings account aside from the Permanent Fund.
The case is still likely headed to the Alaska Supreme Court.
The governor has backtracked on a $7.5 million veto, realizing his proposal would cut too deeply.
‘The great land is in the big squeeze.’
It’s going to get worse and this year’s budget and vetoes won’t help.
The latest round was the best shot at consolidation. It also spurred a near revolt from faculty and students.
Real Alaskans ONLY.
Alaskans did what was right for Alaska. I had hoped that he’d do the same.
Not that anyone really expected it anymore, but there’s no longer time this year for that PFD special session.