The governor has proposed aggressive cuts to Medicaid, but when much of the proposed cuts rely on federal approval senators argue only a small fraction is actually achievable this year.
The current recession didn’t cause particularly significant outmigration or a particularly big impacts to the housing market. That could change if the recession continues, particularly if job losses are felt by residents.
Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka said she was unsure if she would be able to meet with legislators to talk about the budget.
Johnson said constitutional amendments should go to a vote of the people, which is how the process already works.
It reveals a grave misunderstanding of how Alaska’s budget process works.
A second report also calls into question his claims of receiving an MBA.
Sen. Stedman had to remind the administration that the Legislature is an equal branch of government and won’t stand for “dictatorial control” of Alaska’s financial information.
Wielechowski’s caused Senate Republicans plenty of headaches in recent years.
Minority Democrats won’t get an extra seat in the expansion, but the committee’s membership could still make for must-watch Gavel coverage.
Senators gripe about Medicaid spending and wonder if education budgeting can be done better.