The budget bill emerges from the House without a PFD, with several minority Republican-backed amendments that include one attempting to ban public funding for abortions and one big problem in light of the federal government’s new guidance on how the more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act can be spent.
Here’s how the remarkably speedy process came together.
Another nomination process marked by some controversy.
Dunleavy’s budget proposal would wipe out 80 percent of Valdez’s annual revenue.
The control of the House won’t be settled until the general election, but Tuesday’s primary will go a long way to settling it.
A fast-approaching deadline, a cancelled weekend hearing, renewed focus and a new bill. The latest from the Legislature.
Instead, legislators voted to support a $1,600 dividend.
One amendment would have forced people to choose between their PFD and public assistance.
Almost everyone supported funding schools early, but the vote was about more than just K-12 funding.