One amendment would have forced people to choose between their PFD and public assistance.
Alaska recognizes 20 Alaska Native languages as official state languages. A new report says many could be extinct by the end of this century.
Committees advanced key non-budget legislation on Wednesday.
Testifiers misunderstood the proposal, backers say.
Without the additional funding, the state would have had to stop Medicaid payments sometime around the end of the month, putting many smaller health care providers in jeopardy.
The Legislature is nearing what’s normally the final sprint, but there’s still plenty of ways for things to unravel.
Zulkosky is the 19th woman to be currently serving in the Alaska Legislature, the most in the Legislature’s history.
The representative was joking with fellow legislators on the way to the hospital.
Senate Democrats wanted to tell the feds to respect Alaska’s marijuana vote. Republicans gave them a watered down resolution that sides with the feds.
More on the PFD, marijuana and legislative pay dominated Day 51.