JUNEAU – This week, the clock ran out on the Alaska Legislature’s constitutional opportunity to reject Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s $444 million in budget vetoes through an override vote supported by three quarters of lawmakers.Read 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 on Thursday adjourned sine die, formally ending this year’s first special session.Read more
JUNEAU – In an effort to prevent teachers from receiving pink slips on June 3, the Alaska Legislature is preparing to defend a law providing K-12 education funding for the upcoming fiscal year.Read more
The House Health and Social Services Committee is continuing Commissioner-designee Adam Crum’s confirmation hearing today and will again take public testimony. Public testimony is likely going to begin around 3:30pm.Read more
I’m here to answer your questions about the budget! Tomorrow at 6:00 PM I’ll be going live on Facebook to answer questions on the operating budget that passed out of the House last week. Comment here or feel free to email me with questions and concerns you’d like to discuss!Read more
In partnership with the Alaska Children’s Trust and the Association for the Education of Young Children, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is organizing a rally on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol to help raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.Read more
The Alaska House Majority will hold a press availability on Thursday, March 28, at 8:30 a.m. in the Speaker’s Chambers.Read more