If it’s a fight for good ol’ fashioned highway funds, then the University of Alaska should be very, very afraid.
Not exactly what the governor wanted from his Wasilla special session.
The Wasilla holdouts are apparently attempting to negotiate on something, but no timeline and no details have been publicized.
The letter doesn’t explicitly call on legislators to override the vetoes but marks a rare moment when the state’s Alaska Native regional corporations, which rarely wade into politics, speak together in unity.
Some legislators opposing the override suggested a negotiated compromise to restore some money here and there. Such a process could take months.
More on the numbers from earlier this week.
Chances of an override are slim with 22 legislators hiding out in Wasilla.
With only a week or so left to override Governor Dunleavy’s budget vetoes, an effort to pressure the fence sitting legislators has begun. Save our State is on the airwaves with a series of targeted radio ads that calls out legislators who may not vote for overrides because they are closely aligned with Dunleavy, or are nursing grudges from the regular session
Many seniors spoke through tears or anger when talking about how the overnight elimination of the Senior Benefits Program, dental benefits and others have left them unsure what to do.