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.
A quick and dirty rundown of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s proposed budget.
Day 29 featured a truly bizarre House floor session, last-minute heartburn about the budget and a truly scathing public hearing for the latest appointment to draw public ire.
Eliminating expansion would also boot more than 50,000 low-income Alaskans off coverage.
Less money for schools. Less money for the university. Less money for social safety net programs like Medicaid. More money for prisons. More money for dividends.
Johnson said constitutional amendments should go to a vote of the people, which is how the process already works.
Dunleavy cited Colorado as a shining example of requiring voter approval of taxes, but it’s also meant “an explosion in fees” and budgeting tricks by the state’s Legislature.
And, surprise, the House still doesn’t have an organization.
It reveals a grave misunderstanding of how Alaska’s budget process works.
By contributing writer TJ Presley In keeping with his campaign style, Mike Dunleavy’s first State of the State speech was, let’s say, light on the…