“The project, as proposed, would likely result in significant degradation of the environment and would likely result in significant adverse effects.”
The U.S. Census is a critical metric used not only to draw election districts but also in distributing federal dollars to communities.
“As a non-partisan voter, I am committed to developing a non-partisan plan, resulting in equal voting power and fair representation for all Alaskans,” Borromeo said.
It’s this lack of urgency in fixing the program—encapsulated by an administration seemingly caught flat-footed, unable to seize upon its victory in court—that makes the governor’s words so tone deaf.
Day 1 drama.
Some legislators have suggested that a full PFD might be possible as long as it’s tied to changes to the future formula.
The vote would have restored the UA scholarship program, Power Cost Equalization and put up the money to secure nearly $1 billion in federal transportation project money.
The move adds the capital budget to the agenda, too.
Save the dividend for another day.
The record-long impasse comes to an end.