Alaska’s primary provider of real-time marine vessel tracking has lost 11% of its funding. That’s following a line item veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in the 2020 capital budget.
As the city extends a civil emergency over an anticipated surge in homelessness, families worry they will have nowhere to go after budget vetoes.
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 University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research, studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding.
More than 750 protesters packed the street in front of the Alaska Capitol on Monday, calling for the state Legislature to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes.
Anchorage homeless shelters and services are bracing for cutbacks and closures after Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced hundreds of millions of dollars in line-item state budget vetoes Friday.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed half of the state’s contribution towards debt service for school projects. Local governments will likely dip into reserves, or raise taxes, to make up for the nearly $49 million shortfall.
Juneau’s lawmakers and city manager all expressed disappointment with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item budget vetoes.
Governor Bill Walker’s attempt to veto $6.35 million in state education funding failed because of a technicality. The state has decided to fund schools as if the line item veto didn’t happen.
“It needs to happen now, because we are at a critical juncture,” Mallott said. “And this governor is dedicated to the proposition that he will keep dealing with the legislature until that is done.”