There always comes a week when it becomes clear the Legislature won’t be able to meet the 90 day deadline.
The political squabble over the education budget hasn’t done anything to help fund schools early.
Walker has an opportunity to make the Legislature more representative of Alaska as he heads back to the drawing board to fill the Senate District E vacancy.
Walker now has 10 days to come up with a new name.
Senate Republicans said they were disappointed by the process, but said they’d give Mat-Su Assemblyman Randall Kowalke a consideration.
Almost everyone supported funding schools early, but the vote was about more than just K-12 funding.
Egan will serve the remainder of his term, leaving the solidly Democratic Juneau seat open for the 2018 elections.
Faced with accusations of assaulting a woman, his resignation is effective Feb. 12.
This week House Minority Republicans have registered their opposition to the move, saying it’s admitting defeat on passing a budget on time.
The House returns to 40 members on the same day two Wasilla Republicans are disciplined.