The House Passes a Budget in Record Time!

Earlier this week, the Alaska House of Representative passed the operating budget. It took the House 43 days of session to pass the budget, which is the fastest we have passed one since 1993. I am proud with how quickly, efficiently, and cooperatively we worked to get it done.

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We Need to Hear from YOU

Each session, the Legislature’s biggest responsibility is to pass a budget for the State of Alaska. The House Budget Subcommittees – which examine the details of each department budget – have finished their budget recommendations. I serve as Chair of three budget subcommittees, and we submitted the following budget actions to the House Finance Committee for further review.

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Governor’s Supplemental Budget is Released

Last week, the Governor published his fiscal year 2020 Supplemental Budget. The $262.5 million dollar supplemental budget primarily addresses gaps in funding, such as this year’s costly wildfire season and Medicaid expenses that surpassed the administration’s FY2020 expectations. Below is a breakdown of increments requested by the Governor:

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