Legislators will still have to figure out whether they will approve boosted funding for this year.
The treatment of the smoke-free workplace bill was a step too far.
Legislators are working like they’ll be out in 90 days. Here’s what happened and what to look forward to.
The increase is $5 million above the flat funding proposed by Gov. Bill Walker and about $14 million below what’s proposed in the House budget.
It’s the latest the budget has ever passed the House since the creation of the 90-day session.
There have been better weeks for the Alaska Legislature.
Instead, legislators voted to support a $1,600 dividend.
The Senate also seems to be backing away from a major voter record law change.
The House continued to be frozen over the operating budget.
A House committee also introduced an updated version of the gun violence protective order bill that narrows the scope of the bill.