The budget proposal unveiled on Friday by the House Finance Committee would spend over $4 billion in state funding to run state government. That’s $148 million more than Dunleavy proposed.
There are 42,000 children living in Alaska households that receive some form of public assistance, and the state’s budget cuts will likely touch all of them.
Spohnholz is the development director for Salvation Army Alaska, and is the vice chairwoman of the Alaska Children’s Trust, which aims to eliminate childhood abuse and neglect throughout the state.
The task force’s job is to make recommendations to the Department of Education on age-appropriate prevention curricula on sexual assault, teen dating and youth suicide.