Last year, the Public Defender Agency warned that forcing attorneys to handle 160 cases would create a constitutional crisis in Alaska’s criminal justice system. An attorney just walked away from a high-profile murder case because she was handling more than 200 cases.
The latest shot in a feud between Dunleavy and Republicans over the PFD.
It’s the latest local implementation of Janus v. AFSCME.
The architect of Dunleavy’s budget is stepping into an advisory role.
All options are still on the table, the regents say.
Consolidation isn’t a done deal, either.
The University of Alaska has some room to breath with a smaller cut, but not that much room.
Initiative groups are facing tight turnarounds to get on the 2020 ballot, especially if they have any legal challenges.
The result makes it cheaper for Anchorage to bond, but there could be trouble in the future.
“As Alaskans, we refuse to jeopardize an existing, sustainable resource for the sake of an economically dubious project,” wrote the legislators.