History shows the Legislature will prefer the easiest (relatively speaking) route to solve the deficit.
The confirmation vote brings an end to a standoff between Senate Republicans and the governor.
A scary specter.
He said a third special session to deal with the remainder of the $3,000 PFD will depend on the Senate Republicans approving his second pick to fill the Senate District M vacancy.
Despite pushing a cuts-heavy budget, Dunleavy says there’s “plenty of money” for supplemental PFD.
The governor pledges a third special session focused on the dividend.
Some legislators have suggested that a full PFD might be possible as long as it’s tied to changes to the future formula.
No $3,000 PFD… yet.
The steadfast adherence to a campaign promise is no way out of the corner they’ve painted themselves into.
Either convince the public now or face a referendum later, the governor said.