The nonpartisan budget director says Dunleavy’s budget would likely mean higher taxes for many Alaskans, doesn’t have proper justification, isn’t that predictable and doesn’t really protect all of Alaska’s reserves.
The Ocean Ranger program was approved by voters in 2006 to add an extra layer of scrutiny to the cruise ships visiting Alaska’s waters.
Another hearing, another lesson in futility as the administration refuses to back up its budget.
A quick and dirty rundown of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s proposed budget.
An unexpected turn of events.
And for what? Absolutely nothing.
Less money for schools. Less money for the university. Less money for social safety net programs like Medicaid. More money for prisons. More money for dividends.
Another day without progress.
The impasse in the House sets a record.
Alaska’s truly unique when it comes to its constitutional ownership of natural resources and it’s created a critical floor for the state’s finances.