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.

House Finance Set to Take Public Testimony on the Budget

In total, House subcommittees recommended a $38 million reduction to FY 2019 levels of unrestricted general fund (UGF) spending on agency operations.

Debate Over VPSO Funding Turns Into Rural Vs. Urban Alaska

Rep. Kelly Merrick (R-Eagle River) said it is offensive to suggest that her votes to cut VPSOs mean she has less regard for public safety in rural Alaska.

Subcommittees Restore Funding For Medicaid, University

Subcommittees restored $700 million for Medicaid and $134 million for the University, while asserting their rights as the appropriating branch of government.
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