House Majority: Governor’s budget vetoes present imminent threat to Alaskans, economy

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.

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Edgmon E-News May 10 2019

Next Wednesday, May 15th, marks the 121st day of session and the constitutional deadline for adjournment. The House and Senate are busy moving policy bills while the operating budget conference committee works on hammering out a compromise budget that closes the $1.2 billion deficit while protecting essential services and funding a Permanent Fund Dividend.

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