The Alaska Supreme Court Has Thrice Struck Down Anti-Abortion Language Adopted into Budget

Rep. Cathy Tilton (R-Wasilla) added a budget amendment barring Medicaid reimbursements for abortions, despite the State Supreme Court striking such restrictions multiple times.

House Finance Moves Budget to Floor With Cuts to University and Ferries

House Finance rejected Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard's (R-Wasilla) attempt to cut an additional $41 million from AMHS and $56 million from the University.

Pre-K Survives Cuts, While Medicaid Sustains a Compromise Reduction

Rep. Ben Carpenter (R-Nikiski) said that rather than fund dyslexia screening, he could check out a library book to learn to recognize dyslexia. He then moved to cut library operations.

Most Dunleavy Cuts Held at Bay in First Day of House Finance Amendments

House Finance voted to keep forward-funding of public education, but it voted to cut all school bond debt reimbursement.

House Finance Skeptical of Dunleavy Capital Priorities

Committee members struggled with building a new Denali visitor center when there is a $9 billion backlog of deferred maintenance.

Dunleavy’s Proposed Spending Cap Faces Constitutional Concerns in Senate Judiciary

The legislature's counsel is raising questions as to whether or not Gov. Dunleavy's proposed spending cap is a constitutional amendment or revision.

Budget Substitute Forward-Funds Education, Doesn’t Address PFD

House Finance undid most of Dunleavy's structural changes to the budget, making it more transparent, according to Legislative Finance.

Senate Finance Debates Change to PFD Formula Ahead of Bill Introduction

"I value both the individual and the community," Sen. Natasha von Imhof (R-Anchorage) said, arguing for a PFD formula change.

Dunleavy’s Budget Roadshow Presses on as Protests Mount

Alaskans have been showing up at listening sessions to vocally oppose Gov. Dunleavy's proposed budget. Tuesday evening, Anchorage residents took to the street.

House Finance Wraps Up Budget Subcommittee Reports, Public Testimony

The House Finance Committee received its final subcommittee reports Tuesday, March 26, including from the departments Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed to cut the deepest.
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