While some legislators are pushing for a full rollback of criminal justice reforms, the police patrolling Alaska’s biggest city see solutions elsewhere.
The prime component of the proposed initiative would bar legislators from collecting per diem payments ($295 per day) if the operating budget is not passed by the end of the regular session.
It’s the second year in a row Alaskans will get a smaller dividend, but this time it’s with the support of the Legislature.
Fisher has served as the commissioner for the Department of Administration for the last three years.
Gov. Bill Walker has settled on Oct. 23 for a much-anticipated special session on revenue, according to an email sent to legislators today.
The Legislature maintained funding for public radio in this year’s budget, but cut $7.8 million from the university.
Two members of the House Majority’s leadership voted against the budget because it didn’t fully fund the dividend.
The Legislature is set to gavel in at 11 a.m. today with a conference committee meeting to adopt the compromise set for 1 p.m.
The long-rumored matchup became a reality today when Kawasaki officially filed to run against Kelly.
The swift and smooth passage of the capital budget—even though it’s historically late—would restore an ounce of credibility to the Legislature.