Speaker urges swift passage of a responsible operating budget

JUNEAU – House Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the Senate’s consideration of SB 1002:
“Today’s vote in the Senate perfectly illustrates why an operating budget has not yet been enacted: debate over the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend is consuming the Legislature. This is why we believe the Legislature should first pass a responsible budget to provide students, elders, and business leaders certainty in the critical services they rely on. Then we can focus on the many important questions surrounding the future of the Permanent Fund.”
– House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham)
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