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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Governor Dunleavy’s message: Alaska is Closed for Business

We are all in shock and still reading through the devastating vetoes from Governor Dunleavy and his out of touch, been in Alaska for six months OMB Director. Their message is clear – Alaska is closed for business. From devastating cuts to education that mean our workforce will be less prepared to eliminating important programs that support development of our agriculture industry to getting rid of the Ocean Ranger Program that works to keep our water safe for fish and supports our tourism industry, all the cuts scream that Alaska is closed for business.

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