More bad news for the University of Alaska.
Legislators don’t appear eager to trust him.
“This is not a cost savings, this is just a cost shift down to the local municipalities,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz.
It’s part of a larger fight over how the budget is put together, requiring legislators to go on the record if they want any parts of the Dunleavy budget to be considered.
Vance apologized for dismissing the students’ input, but said she wants “to be an advocate to help reduce the cost of education.”
A quick and dirty rundown of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s proposed budget.
The $30 tax would be levied on every Alaska worker—regardless of residency—and raise an estimated $13 million per year for school construction and maintenance.
Johnson said constitutional amendments should go to a vote of the people, which is how the process already works.
The Senate initially refused to sound off against a federal rollback of lenient marijuana policy, but the final joint resolution stands up in support of Alaska’s industry.
Legislators will still have to figure out whether they will approve boosted funding for this year.