There have been better weeks for the Alaska Legislature.
The House continued to be frozen over the operating budget.
A House committee also introduced an updated version of the gun violence protective order bill that narrows the scope of the bill.
The House moved to increase this year’s dividend, but it became an argument between a dividend at $1,600 or a fully funded one.
The floor debate on the budget once again came to a crashing halt.
One amendment would have forced people to choose between their PFD and public assistance.
The House has already heard nearly 200 amendments on the operating budget.
Committees advanced key non-budget legislation on Wednesday.
No one likes the House plan to put the PFD and a POMV draw in the constitution.
The Legislature is nearing what’s normally the final sprint, but there’s still plenty of ways for things to unravel.