Take a deep dive into the legislature's busiest day to learn which programs House subcommittees restored.
House budget subcommittees are on track to maintain funding for education programs and public assistance, while frustrated minority members staged a walk-out.
Even a small budget cut can take food and shelter from vulnerable Alaskans. Sen. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River) announced, "I'm actually happy to see a cut here."
Alaskans testified against cuts to ferries, public transportation, and housing assistance.
The Senate minority will likely have to choose how best to help vulnerable Alaskans -- government programs or the PFD -- to prevent vetoes.
Rather than phase in the rate hike, APH decided to "just do it." But OMB tricks make it look like the Pioneer Homes budget is actually growing.
Two economists showed up to a duel. One brought data. The other brought theory.
Senators expected an economic analysis of Dunleavy's budget cuts. Instead, they got "non-answers" and "gibberish."
Sixty percent of teachers cut. Property tax increases of 33 percent. Nearly 30 Kindergarteners per classroom. These are some of the options school districts are considering to deal with education cuts in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s FY 2020 budget.
Gov. Dunleavy's budget would force the State to tap the Permanent Fund if oil prices drop or recession hits, just to be able to pay its bills.