JUNEAU – Governor Mike Dunleavy on Friday unveiled unprecedented budget vetoes that will burden Alaska’s most financially at-risk elders, unless the Legislature achieves the three-quarter vote required to override the governor’s decisionRead more
JUNEAU – Gov. Mike Dunleavy today issued budget vetoes that present an imminent threat to our economy and to all Alaskans, while continuing to fail to address the root cause of our state’s financial problems.
Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement in response:
“The Legislature presented Governor Dunleavy with a responsible operating budget that struck a balance between protecting essential services and making tough but necessary budget cuts. Today, the governor made major vetoes that will have drastic, negative impacts on all Alaskans.
JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a compromise operating budget that protects essential services, keeps the State of Alaska on track to avoid a damaging shutdown, and reduces government spending to the lowest level in 15 years without dipping into savings.Read more
Tuesday in response to the Senate’s consideration of SB 1002:
“Today’s vote in the Senate perfectly illustrates why an operating budget has not yet been enacted: debate over the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend is consuming the Legislature.
JUNEAU – House Speaker Bryce Edgmon on Wednesday released a statement following the governor’s announcement that he intends to call a special legislative session:Read more
JUNEAU – The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted against concurring with changes the Senate made to House Bill 49.Read more
JUNEAU – The House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 122, protecting the social and historical significance of the Unangax Cemetery in Funter Bay for future generationsRead more
House Bill 49, which passed 24-to-14, would enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. At the same time, the legislation helps victims receive justice and maintains a commitment to enacting policy changes based on objective information, data, and input from police officers, prosecutors, and public defenders.Read more