Permanent fund dividends used to be calculated using a formula set out in a 1982 law. But after oil prices fell five years ago, things changed.
The vote of 37-20 fell short of the 45 votes needed.
The Alaska Legislature plans to meet in a joint session at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
The scenario draws on a combination of fixes. And it’s catching the attention of people who shape and analyze the budget — even as they remain skeptical.
In comparing Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget to the current budget, there are some significant differences — both in reductions and increases.
The scale of the gap between what the state spends and what it brings in is similar to last year — roughly $1.5 billion.
The Alaska Department of Revenue forecasts $187.3 million less in state revenue this year than it did in the spring. The department released the forecast on Friday.
In a motion filed with Anchorage Superior Court, Recall Dunleavy responded to the arguments Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson made when he opposed the application.
Juneau Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally ruled that Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the commissioners of education and administration “violated their duty to faithfully execute the law” by not executing the appropriation.
Once a state makes someone eligible for Medicaid, they’re entitled to receive health care — and their provider is entitled to be paid.