Rebecca Braun of the Alaska Budget Report previews lawmakers’ consideration of a new oil tax bill and reviews executive branch travel reports. She also provides updates of the supplemental and operating budgets in this expanded version of the segment that aired Wednesday on Morning Edition.
- Gov. Walker said he was taking responsibility for the cuts so lawmakers won't suffer at the polls. "Any excuses now – it’s just pure politics,” he said.
- Lindemuth said her work on the Fairbanks Four case is among the most meaningful she’s done in her life.
- University budget cuts have forced UAS to lay off staff and rethink which programs to fund.
- According to the report, the pools recover a nearly a third of the more than $1 million it takes to run them.