In a remarkable turn, two of the Senate’s Republican leaders—Sens. Shelley Hughes and Mia Costello—turned on the budget deal that their own caucus’ budget negotiators had reached.
The chamber refused to add a $3,000 PFD to the capital budget so minority Republicans refused to sign off on a way to pay for the budget, endangering more than $1 billion in federal highway funds.
Not everyone can make the list. Time is finite, after all.
It’s far from over.
Of the 16 amendments offered by House Republicans, 12 were cut-less intent language. Of those 12, 11 were offered by Rep. David Eastman.
The Legislature also saw the passage of the ‘Save the Alaska State Fair(‘s alcohol license) Act’ and a reworked version of the conflict of interest rules bill.
The state’s independent chief procurement officer said he was never informed about Wellpath’s lengthy legal history, which includes more than 1,400 lawsuits and wrongful death claims.
Average Alaskans support his budget, Dunleavy says.
But it was a subcommittee walkout that ruled the day.
A week before investigators uncovered an assault at the psychiatric hospital, a deputy commissioner was talking about the discovery in the past tense.