The move sets its sights on reducing and eliminating administrative costs while limiting cuts to academics and research as much as possible.
No $3,000 PFD… yet.
On a vote of 31-7.
If the governor’s justification for an expanded sweep is legitimate, could the earnings reserve account be next?
Medicaid, Senior Benefits Program and municipal bond debt reimbursement also saw cuts or wholesale elimination. The Alaska Marine Highway System was spared after handed deep cuts by the Legislature.
They’ll be due back in Wasilla on July 8.
The chamber refused to add a $3,000 PFD to the capital budget so minority Republicans refused to sign off on a way to pay for the budget, endangering more than $1 billion in federal highway funds.
It may not be “tough on criminals,” but it’s definitely tough on crime.
The money for the practice is also set to come out of the Power Cost Equalization fund.