The increase is $5 million above the flat funding proposed by Gov. Bill Walker and about $14 million below what’s proposed in the House budget.
The study would look at the effectiveness of providing long-term contraceptives to women suffering from substance abuse.
The Senate also passed a bill that would free up Alaska Native corporations from liability for contaminated lands conveyed to them by the feds.
Instead, legislators voted to support a $1,600 dividend.
The House continued to be frozen over the operating budget.
The amendment would add about $900 million to the state operating budget.
Changes to legislator compensation and endless special sessions have the legislator ready to step aside.
Legislation passed the House last year that would allow people with overturned convictions to apply for missed dividends. It has not yet had a hearing in the Senate.
Without the additional funding, the state would have had to stop Medicaid payments sometime around the end of the month, putting many smaller health care providers in jeopardy.
Zulkosky is the 19th woman to be currently serving in the Alaska Legislature, the most in the Legislature’s history.