ANCHORAGE – The Comprehensive Fiscal Plan Working Group, formed ahead of an upcoming special session to propose solutions to the state's financial problems, announced a series of opportunities for public testimony.
JUNEAU – In response to the announcement that the Alaska Federation of Natives and several other groups are suing the Dunleavy Administration over the current lack of funding for the Power Cost Equalization Fund, the Alaska House Bush Caucus released the following statement:
JUNEAU – A poll conducted by Dittman Research reveals that a significant majority of Alaskans are skeptical of a proposal that would direct the same amount of our limited Permanent Fund dollars to dividends as…
The Legislature formed the group to develop a comprehensive fiscal plan to address Alaska's budget challenges, with eight members from the legislative majorities and minorities in the House and Senate assigned to play a leadership role ahead of a special session this fall.
JUNEAU – Today, legislative leaders representing all four caucuses announced the formation of a bicameral, bipartisan Fiscal Policy Working Group. With a particular focus on a long-term solution for the Permanent Fund Dividend, the group will develop a plan to solve Alaska’s fiscal challenge.
JUNEAU – Gov. Mike Dunleavy today announced a series of budget vetoes that create uncertainty at a time when our economy and communities are on a fragile path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, the governor eliminated the Permanent Fund dividend and announced a series of line-item vetoes to the compromise budget that create uncertainty at a time when our economy and communities are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you’ve likely seen, Governor Dunleavy announced his annual budget vetoes yesterday. He chose to cut the entirety of the PFD, and, as in past years, cut dozens of other programs upon which everyday Alaskans rely.
The conference committee closed out on Sunday, June 13th; day 25 of the special session. On the sixth day of the second special session, the House passed the effective date clause for the budget, allowing it to take effect tomorrow, July 1st