The “several dozen” amendments promised by the Senate Democrats will delay passage of the legislation by hours, if not days, as the session nears its deadline.
Conservatives supporting the spending say it’s all fine because no one’s been following the rules anyways.
One Republican suggested the best way to address sexual violence against Alaska Native women would be to tax villages.
The legislation won’t reach up to the University of Alaska.
That means restoring a stable and long-term source of funding for the scholarships will require action by the Alaska Legislature.
A new challenger appears.
The plan would keep Eagle River in control of two Senate districts while also lumping together several incumbents and a former Senate President together in a single senate district.
Legislators nixed nearly $500,000 to pay for a settlement after a federal judge found both Gov. Dunleavy and former chief of staff Tuckerman Babcock could be held personally responsible.
“Map 3B is absolutely ridiculous,” said Sen. Lora Reinbold.
The key difference between the two is how they treat Eagle River, which will have an impact on how the deeply conservative community is represented in the Legislature.