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.
With a week until the clock on the override starts ticking, some legislators want to hear from the public.
Medicaid, Senior Benefits Program and municipal bond debt reimbursement also saw cuts or wholesale elimination. The Alaska Marine Highway System was spared after handed deep cuts by the Legislature.