The confirmation vote brings an end to a standoff between Senate Republicans and the governor.
“A sense of safety and security trumps every other need Alaskans have,” said Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer.
The plan would reduce future dividends and increase the risk the account could be zeroed out.
Most expect Eagle River Republican Rep. Lora Reinbold will seek the open seat.
Some legislators might not be so thrilled to be on the same ballot as a measure targeting their per diem.
Gov. Bill Walker will sign Senate Bill 54 he said in a newsletter this morning, despite concerns that it a constitutional problem could tie up…