One Mat-Su Borough Assembly member says the municipal league’s opposition to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed state budget cuts is not in line with his constituents’ wishes.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has introduced 25 bills this year, and none of those have passed the House or Senate. But his allies say Dunleavy can still declare victory without passage of specific bills or initiatives.
The city says it will lose an estimated $7.8 million in funding next fiscal year from the cuts proposed in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget.
As of this month, the majority of Amazon purchases made by Juneau customers will now collect local sales tax. A plan is in the works to standardize sales tax collection across the state.
Bill Walker and Mark Begich have been at all seven events since the primary. Mike Dunleavy has been at three.
The governor’s signature on House Bill 132 means Uber and Lyft are now coming to Juneau. But city officials are unhappy that that new state law bars cities from regulating the ride-hailing companies.
Alaska has another tool in the fight against opioids. Public health officials are distributing thousands of disposal bags that chemically react and leave no trace of the drugs.
Juneau has used Community Revenue Sharing funds to help pay for police patrols and emergency services.
The concept arose from a concern over Senate Bill 210, which would reduce the amount that municipalities receive in revenue sharing.
Senators introduced four new bills Monday that would require local governments and schools to pay more for pensions, end two college scholarship programs, and cut the amount that municipalities receive in state funding. Towns and schools are concerned about the effect on taxes and services.