The move would punch more multi-million dollar holes in budgets along the TAPS route, but the biggest impacts would be felt by the North Slope Borough and Valdez.
The House broke the 22-day record for longest time without a permanent speaker, the efforts for a large bipartisan majority seem to have fallen apart and everyone took one last pre-budget swipe at the budget.
And, surprise, the House still doesn’t have an organization.
It reveals a grave misunderstanding of how Alaska’s budget process works.
Sen. Stedman had to remind the administration that the Legislature is an equal branch of government and won’t stand for “dictatorial control” of Alaska’s financial information.
There’s few changes from Gov. Bill Walker’s budget beyond increasing the PFD and revising the oil revenue forecast, but a promise for big cuts in the future.