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.
An unexpected turn of events.
Eliminating expansion would also boot more than 50,000 low-income Alaskans off coverage.
And for what? Absolutely nothing.
Less money for schools. Less money for the university. Less money for social safety net programs like Medicaid. More money for prisons. More money for dividends.
The $30 tax would be levied on every Alaska worker—regardless of residency—and raise an estimated $13 million per year for school construction and maintenance.
The House broke the 22-day record for longest time without a permanent speaker, the efforts for a large bipartisan majority seem to have fallen apart and everyone took one last pre-budget swipe at the budget.
Johnson said constitutional amendments should go to a vote of the people, which is how the process already works.
The plan would reduce future dividends and increase the risk the account could be zeroed out.
Another day without progress.