The vote skirts a law passed last year that prevents legislators from collecting per diem until a fully funded operating budget is passed. The Legislative Council voted to make the payment retroactive.
There’s no automatic repayment under state law, but that’s not the only option.
Can legislators beat the clock?
Paper reveals Parish faced sexual harassment complaint just hours after he announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. An initiative-busting bill moves ahead, and another legislator is hit with an ethics violation. The latest in news from the Alaska Legislature.
After a commission eliminated session per diem for Juneau legislators, a Juneau legislator proposed cutting everyone else’s per diem by 75 percent.
Some legislators might not be so thrilled to be on the same ballot as a measure targeting their per diem.
We agree with the victim that the per diem he’s collecting should go to the Tundra Women’s Coalition.
The first week is in the bag, here’s what’s in store for the week two.
“It’s something that we know best about.”
The initiative would ban lobbyists from buying legislators meals, rewrite the rules for conflict of interest and end per diem payments if legislators haven’t passed a budget by the end of the regular session.