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.
With a week until the clock on the override starts ticking, some legislators want to hear from the public.
Higher property taxes, more fake Alaska Native artwork, the end of the Senior Benefits Program and plenty other bad news.
The Alaska Legislature and the governor should get a punch card for frequent visits to the Alaska Supreme Court.
An alternative would be to hold committee meetings in Anchorage and floor sessions in Juneau. It’d save $500,000 and ensure better audio and video recordings and broadcasts.
Faced with impasse and indecision over the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, the Legislature created a bicameral working group to come up with suggestions for how…