“When you shove the operating budget, the capital budget and the PFD just like you shove a duck in a chicken in a turkey, that’s what this bill is.”
It needs to make a speedy trip through the Senate if they hope getting it passed by the end of session.
More than 30 people died while interned at the camp.
It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.
Unemployment benefits and their impact on the labor market has gained attention in recent weeks as conservatives have blamed the benefit as a disincentive to work in minimum-wage or near-minimum wage jobs.
It would also leave a whopping $1.1 billion gap in the state’s budget with no clear direction on how it would be closed. Would that be covered with deep cuts to state services? Steep hikes in taxes? A mix of both?
On Tuesday, the Legislature got through a double heaping serving of confirmation votes. After the pandemic scuttled last year’s end-of-session routine, legislators returned for a…
There are at least another 6,000 ballots in the city’s hands that have yet to be tallied, a number that we can expect to grow over the coming days. The city provides updated counts typically late in the afternoons.
The budget bill emerges from the House without a PFD, with several minority Republican-backed amendments that include one attempting to ban public funding for abortions and one big problem in light of the federal government’s new guidance on how the more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act can be spent.
If you’ve left your Anchorage mail-in ballot to today, then dropping it in the mailbox won’t guarantee it’s counted.