The Legislature also saw the passage of the ‘Save the Alaska State Fair(‘s alcohol license) Act’ and a reworked version of the conflict of interest rules bill.
Legislators also reviewed a proposal to end funding for medical education and the House continued to plug away with its budget.
The Legislature continued with a packed schedule on Day 65. More stuff than we can keep track of happened, but here’s a few of the…
The 64th day of the Alaska legislative session was another busy one. Everyone got a look at the unannounced sponsor of the governor’s upcoming road show, representatives went to work mending the budget and yet another controversial appointee is out.
But it was a subcommittee walkout that ruled the day.
The Senate had rejected the provision on the first pass, but supported it thanks to reworked language (and an unavoidable deadline).
“I wonder how many victims or how many additional young people were victimized because the district and the school board essentially ignored the repeated occurrences that happened in seven different incidents,” Sen. Peter Micciche said of Dunleavy appointee Trevor Shaw’s handling of a teacher who’s been convicted of sexually assaulting minors.
The 50th day of the Alaska Legislature is in the books. Finance subcommittees continued the grind, we heard more from the public on the PFD…
Another hearing, another lesson in futility as the administration refuses to back up its budget.
Eliminating expansion would also boot more than 50,000 low-income Alaskans off coverage.