When Gov. Mike Dunleavy rolled out his surprisingly light-on-cuts budget last week, he conceded that despite all the frenzy over red pens he cannot, in fact, cut everything by veto.
The case is still likely headed to the Alaska Supreme Court.
When it rains, it pours.
“We’re right and we know we’re right.”
If legislators won’t surrender on education funding, the governor’s threatening to withhold school funding until a hypothetical lawsuit is resolved.
The ads highlight comments from former Walker administration officials supporting Department of Public Safety Commissioner-designee Amanda Price as she faces other criticism about her work with Walker.
At least the Legislature believes it’s spared from a veto. It could be challenged in court.
Less money for schools. Less money for the university. Less money for social safety net programs like Medicaid. More money for prisons. More money for dividends.
The proposed cuts highlight the risk with relying one Legislature to keep the promises of another.
Almost everyone supported funding schools early, but the vote was about more than just K-12 funding.