When it rains, it pours.
The legislation would have put a stop to the hiring of temporary exempt employees as well as another law that didn’t require legislative oversight of salary increases for certain positions.
The University of Alaska has some room to breath with a smaller cut, but not that much room.
“As Alaskans, we refuse to jeopardize an existing, sustainable resource for the sake of an economically dubious project,” wrote the legislators.
The Legislature will have an opportunity to bump the initiative off the ballot by passing legislation materially similar to the bill.
Four legislators claimed the maximum amount.
Usually Summers in Alaska are a time when fishing, vacations and recreation push politics out of people’s minds May through August. Not this year. The ongoing controversy over the budget, vetoes, and the very real Recall has kept the politics pot boiling.
If it was all about starting a conversation, Dunleavy isn’t much of a conversationalist.
No $3,000 PFD… yet.
The steadfast adherence to a campaign promise is no way out of the corner they’ve painted themselves into.