An alternative would be to hold committee meetings in Anchorage and floor sessions in Juneau. It’d save $500,000 and ensure better audio and video recordings and broadcasts.
2019 special session
Faced with impasse and indecision over the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, the Legislature created a bicameral working group to come up with suggestions for how…
Gavel Alaska can’t make it and the Legislative Affairs Agency can’t move its cameras, either. It’ll be audio-only.
A special session on the road system might mean more Alaskans can drive to session in person, but the lack of Gavel Alaska coverage will mean far fewer Alaskans will be able to easily watch the session unfold.
The chamber refused to add a $3,000 PFD to the capital budget so minority Republicans refused to sign off on a way to pay for the budget, endangering more than $1 billion in federal highway funds.
It may not be “tough on criminals,” but it’s definitely tough on crime.
The money for the practice is also set to come out of the Power Cost Equalization fund.
There’s no timetable for when the recommendations would be due back.
It’s not clear what’s next for the dividend.
With the Senate set to approve a $3,000 dividend, the Legislature is putting more money into savings.