"I feel like in the effort to eliminate the cost of parachutes, we didn’t evaluate other methods of getting to the ground before we left the plane without one,” said Sen. Peter Micciche.
David Teal speculated that, despite messaging, the deep cuts in Dunleavy's budget could be a deliberate attempt to get people to accept smaller PFDs.
Senate Finance Introduces Statutory Spending Cap, Hinting Movement Away from a Constitutional Amendment
Sen. Natasha von Imhof introduced a statutory spending cap in Senate Finance, hinting that the legislature might prefer stopping short of Gov. Dunleavy's preferred method of a constitutional amendment.
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.
Alaskans have been showing up at listening sessions to vocally oppose Gov. Dunleavy's proposed budget. Tuesday evening, Anchorage residents took to the street.
Alaskans testified against cuts to ferries, public transportation, and housing assistance.
Take a deep dive into the legislature's busiest day to learn which programs House subcommittees restored.
Members of the Senate State Affairs Committee offered a cold reception to Governor Michael J. Dunleavy's proposals aimed at paving the way to a Permanent Fund Dividend payback.
After taking an aggressive posture towards crime during his first State of the State address, Gov. Dunleavy offered a more in depth look at his crime-fighting policy proposals.
Senators expected an economic analysis of Dunleavy's budget cuts. Instead, they got "non-answers" and "gibberish."