Turns out the Alaska Constitution always wins.
Average Alaskans support his budget, Dunleavy says.
Legislators said the administration couldn’t justify the propose changes.
Legislators also reviewed a proposal to end funding for medical education and the House continued to plug away with its budget.
The governor refused to appointee one of the two nominees put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council to fill a vacancy in the Palmer Superior Court. Bolger replied with a constitutional lesson, noting the Alaska Constitution isn’t optional.
Many testifiers said the budget decisions can’t be boiled down to a choice between a PFD and the state services. Other changes like broad-based taxes, changes to oil taxes and reasonable cuts should be part of the discussion.
It’s been another break-neck week as the Legislature continues to plow through its work on the budget and churn through bills while Gov. Michael J….
The Legislature continued with a packed schedule on Day 65. More stuff than we can keep track of happened, but here’s a few of the…
Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, has offered to personally pay for the Nome meeting—as long as they remove all the requirements of attendees.
The 64th day of the Alaska legislative session was another busy one. Everyone got a look at the unannounced sponsor of the governor’s upcoming road show, representatives went to work mending the budget and yet another controversial appointee is out.