Setting multi-year budgets in Alaska requires cash on hand, justices said.
Stacey Graham, now 40, swerved off a South Anchorage road and killed Jordyn Durr and Brooke McPheters, both 15, as they were walking on the sidewalk.
Abortion rights supporters urge ‘no’ votes on question, while abortion opponents seek changes to constitution.
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that abortion rights are guaranteed under the right to privacy in the state constitution.
The state’s high court wrote that the Redistricting Board “engaged in unconstitutional political gerrymandering to increase the one group’s voting power at the expense of others.”
The decision almost certainly ends Alaska’s redistricting process for 2022.
The decision will be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court, the redistricting board’s executive director said.
Some of the more radical members of the right-to-life movement want to go further and call for a constitutional abortion ban.
The Alaska Supreme Court decision means some scholarships do not have a dedicated funding source, but an effort by the Legislature may reinstate a separate account.
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday intended to cut Medicaid funding for abortions. Courts have ruled against previous attempts by the Legislature to eliminate public funding for abortion services.