Legislators say a budget deal could come together as early as Friday. It’s not just talk, either, as the operating budget conference committee closed out some big items on Wednesday.
Teaching faculty and employees involved with security and safety will be spared from the layoffs, as well as those in programs with outside funding.
In case you’re not intimately familiar with the case, we’ve put together a primer on the lawsuit.
Gov. Bill Walker appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered today to air his worries about the ongoing Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Walker…
As the state financial crisis brings Alaska within two weeks of a state government shutdown, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar get a blow-by-blow account of the legislature’s budget battle from the Alaska Dispatch News’ on-the-ground reporter, Nat Herz. Before getting to Nat, Casey and Forrest talk about the shooting at in Washington D.C, the resurrection of the AHCA in the U.S. Senate, and the Alaska GOP’s stunning failure to eject any of the three Homer city council members they were targeting for recall this week.
Walker said revenue measures could be added to the special session agenda if he sees good reason to do so.
The House Majority’s budget, the PFD lawsuit and a puzzling political challenger.
The House Majority went out in inglorious style when it passed an all-or-nothing budget, and for all the damage it’s done it won’t accomplish a thing.
Uber and Lyft have arrived in Alaska. Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation today legalizing the operation of the ride-hailing services throughout Alaska. With an immediate…
Legislative staff necessary to pass a budget will be able to stay on, but just who’s necessary is left up to legislators.