The legislation would have put a stop to the hiring of temporary exempt employees as well as another law that didn’t require legislative oversight of salary increases for certain positions.
The state’s claims that the budget, which is produced every year, was an emergency requiring the immediate rate cuts wasn’t convincing the judge.
Consolidation isn’t a done deal, either.
Either the governor is spending money the Legislature hasn’t approved or he’s once again been caught between reality and his overpromises about cutting Medicaid. Either should raise alarm bells for legislators.
Planned Parenthood says the federal rule changes combined with Dunleavy’s Medicaid veto will hit low-income Alaskans particularly hard.
There’s been plenty to draw about this week.
The complete veto of state funding for public radio stations by Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy isn’t likely to force any stations immediately off the air,…
The satellite-based emergency relay network is still in place, but the vetoes will hit rural public radio stations that also play a strong role in keeping their communities informed and safe particularly hard.
The University of Alaska has escaped the worst-case scenario, but there are still major cuts in its future.
The governor pledges a third special session focused on the dividend.