The flu season is taking its toll on the Alaska Legislature, but work hasn’t slowed much.
Here’s what happened in the seventh week of session and what to look forward to this week.
The House Finance Committee did one last round of budget amendments before sending the budget to public testimony.
It only took nearly half of the 90-day session, but the Senate is finally whole.
Most departments will see flat or increased funding under the House budget proposals.
Gov. Bill Walker’s appointment of Mike “Dozer” Shower to the vacant Senate District E seemed like a sure-fire dunk yesterday.
A bill legalizing industrial hemp farming also cleared the Legislature.
There always comes a week when it becomes clear the Legislature won’t be able to meet the 90 day deadline.
The Legislature is officially a third of the way through the regular 90-day session, but in all likelihood there’s at least another 90 days left.
The education battle continues, and the House Majority takes a hardline position of its own.