The House Rules Committee, which has held the bill for most of session, has finally scheduled a hearing on the bill.
It’s the latest the budget has ever passed the House since the creation of the 90-day session.
Instead, legislators voted to support a $1,600 dividend.
The bill’s gained traction and attention as a tool to combat mass shootings, but many supporters say it’ll be a far more important tool for combating Alaska’s leading form of gun deaths: suicide.
Senators gripe about Medicaid spending and wonder if education budgeting can be done better.
The report confirms Westlake’s behavior toward women “created a hostile work environment.”
The state says there are plenty of ironclad reasons to bar the Alaska Republican Party from cherry-picking primary candidates.
The Republican legislators ran afoul of the party by caucusing with Democrats.
If the Alaska Legislature institutes tougher penalties on certain crimes, nearly 300 more people would be jailed every year at a cost that could exceed $4 million.
Who knows what will happen over the remainder of session, but if the first few days are anything to go by, then it’s going to get messy.