JUNEAU – Today during a joint floor session of the House and Senate, on a 37-to-1 vote, the Alaska Legislature voted overwhelmingly to reject the governor’s damaging, poorly vetted budget vetoes.Read more
JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature will hold a joint floor session Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the State Capitol to allow legislators to vote for or against the governor’s operating budget vetoes.Read more
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 Legislature announced today it will convene in Juneau on July 8th for the 2nd special session, with most meetings to be held in Anchorage. House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, and Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, released the following statement:Read more
JUNEAU – Reps. Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) and Andi Story (D-Juneau), co-chairs of the House Education Committee, today welcomed the news that the Dunleavy administration finally released $20 million in school funding that was approved by the Legislature more than a year ago.Read more
JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives on Thursday adjourned sine die, formally ending this year’s first special session.Read more
JUNEAU – A group of legislators started work today on exploring the future of the Alaska Permanent Fund in an era of declining state revenues. The effort comes as the legislature and the governor wrestle with the size of this year’s permanent fund dividend and how to pay for future state budgets.Read more