The Senate’s set to roll out its budget this week, while the House rolls up its sleeves on crime.
It’s far from over.
The state’s lone operating dairy would be unable to sell its milk on store shelves without the position, forcing them out of business.
At least the Legislature believes it’s spared from a veto. It could be challenged in court.
Of the 16 amendments offered by House Republicans, 12 were cut-less intent language. Of those 12, 11 were offered by Rep. David Eastman.
The Legislature also saw the passage of the ‘Save the Alaska State Fair(‘s alcohol license) Act’ and a reworked version of the conflict of interest rules bill.
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.
“This is not a cost savings, this is just a cost shift down to the local municipalities,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz.
The PFD, the roadshow, the budget and ethics. Here’s what happened on Day 72.
In Dunleavy’s view, there’s a choice only between extremes: Either Alaska continues on a path he claims will lead to financial ruin and taxes or everyone needs to sign on with his Americans for Prosperity-approved plan to throttle state spending and stifle taxes.