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.
It’s making the Senate’s long floor session on the disaster declaration look quaint.
The legislation is based off the existing base student allocation funding formula, meaning funding will stay the same on a per-student basis.
It’d keep funding at status quo levels but provide some stability to teachers and districts.
The decisions regarding the money will be a welcome change of pace.
Without help, coronavirus could leave long-term scars on Alaska’s economy.
And after a blissfully not-at-all-peaceful year for us, Arduin has once again appeared back in Alaska.
A stable university is one that people will attend, she says.
Regardless, let’s consider the implications of promises made by the wave of challengers who beat some of Alaska’s most effective fiscal conservatives.
Pat Pitney will be heading back to the University of Alaska.