Even more bad news for the University of Alaska today.
Not exactly what the governor wanted from his Wasilla special session.
Facing a massive cut, the University of Alaska is moving ahead today with a declaration of financial exigency that will allow it to radically transform the university in a matter of weeks.
The group will face several high bars for consideration.
The letter doesn’t explicitly call on legislators to override the vetoes but marks a rare moment when the state’s Alaska Native regional corporations, which rarely wade into politics, speak together in unity.
Some legislators opposing the override suggested a negotiated compromise to restore some money here and there. Such a process could take months.
Chances of an override are slim with 22 legislators hiding out in Wasilla.
There is more to fiscal conservatism than a small budget deficit.
Many seniors spoke through tears or anger when talking about how the overnight elimination of the Senior Benefits Program, dental benefits and others have left them unsure what to do.
Lindemuth argues the vetoes run contrary to the founding ideals of the Alaska Constitution.