Dunleavy says it’s not his job to come up with a vision for the University of Alaska—or Alaska, for that matter.
The Dunleavy administration has only really had to defend the budget in limited interviews with select outlets and in meetings with legislators. These face-to-face meetings with voters will really put it to the test.
Senators said they’d rather get it right than do it fast. They also acknowledged that Alaska’s crime problems aren’t entirely SB 91’s fault.
Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka said she was unsure if she would be able to meet with legislators to talk about the budget.
The nonpartisan budget director says Dunleavy’s budget would likely mean higher taxes for many Alaskans, doesn’t have proper justification, isn’t that predictable and doesn’t really protect all of Alaska’s reserves.
Even pro-Dunleavy legislators say they don’t see the vision for a better Alaska in the governor’s budget.
The Ocean Ranger program was approved by voters in 2006 to add an extra layer of scrutiny to the cruise ships visiting Alaska’s waters.
The proposed cuts to education and plans to take local property taxes could “have significant negative impacts” on credit ratings of local governments.
The march through understanding the sweeping impacts of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s budget continued on Wednesday with much of the attention paid to the Alaska…
Dunleavy’s budget proposal would wipe out 80 percent of Valdez’s annual revenue.