The Alaska State House of Representatives has passed the budget. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn. Senators have to decide how much to cut from public schools and health care, the ferry system and the University of Alaska. Where do leading senators stand and what do they see happening next?
Andrew Kitchenman shares what he’s been hearing at the state capitol. And Nat Herz reports on how Alaskans are responding to the differences between what Gov. Dunleavy said about the budget when he was campaigning last year and the budget he has proposed.
- As the Alaska Legislature continues to grapple with the state's budget, Juneau is dealing with the direct and indirect impacts of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes.
- The announcement comes despite concerns expressed by the accreditation commission's president, who has warned that cuts to the University of Alaska's budget could jeopardize accreditation in the future.
- The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association’s president says the changes should have been handled through the normal process for changing rules.
- Officials say some area pilots aren't abiding by the temporary flight restriction over the fire, and that could have major consequences.