Walker made small changes to the budget approved by the Legislature.
The bill restructures the permanent fund to pay for government, formalizing what the Legislature was already planning on doing. Some say it’ll act like a spending limit, others worry it’ll be easily ignored.
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A House committee also introduced an updated version of the gun violence protective order bill that narrows the scope of the bill.
The floor debate on the budget once again came to a crashing halt.
One amendment would have forced people to choose between their PFD and public assistance.
No one likes the House plan to put the PFD and a POMV draw in the constitution.
Without the additional funding, the state would have had to stop Medicaid payments sometime around the end of the month, putting many smaller health care providers in jeopardy.
The Legislature is nearing what’s normally the final sprint, but there’s still plenty of ways for things to unravel.
The bill would make it easier for grocery stores and restaurants to donate excess food to shelters and food banks.