The administration isn’t asking for additional money for a mobile DMV program because it says there’s been little interest from rural communities. Senators weren’t buying it. “Lives may be in danger because you are waiting for them to request services that they are unaware that they need,” said Sen. Lyman Hoffman.
Legislators warned the governor against deep cuts, calling them unrealistic “flim-flam” last year. Now Dunleavy’s asking for money to cover his error.
The administration said it’d like to engage the Legislature on new revenue. “In specific, perhaps we could talk about sales taxes.”
The administration said the contract was so small it doesn’t merit additional scrutiny, but they struggled to explain exactly what the state was getting out of the contract.
The Legislature is nibbling around the edges on new revenue as the House starts to pull together its budget. Here’s some of what happened on…
Rep. Eastman tried to cite Wikipedia in an attempt to extract his anti-abortion bill from committee.
The administration just isn’t offering any recommendations on how to make what would be incredibly unpopular cuts.
Legislators bristle at the governor’s lack of leadership on the state’s financial issues.
A lottery that would close less than 1 percent of the deficit, a PFD for land proposal, effusive praise for Trump and resource development, and a nod toward unity.
It was a busy day.