“As a state legislator he has a special responsibility not to do that kind of thing,” said Hodes. “He’s just in gross violation of the oath of office that he took as a legislator, not to mention the oath that all of us former officers swore when we were commissioned in the Army.”
Sitting Alaska Republican lawmakers face reckoning from voters in primary
Across Southcentral and Interior Alaska, challengers who generally had raised less campaign cash than the incumbents were at least holding their own.
Dunleavy says budget vetoes weren’t too aggressive
In a call with reporters, Dunleavy also said Alaskans will want half of whatever earnings the state spends each year. He directed that message at legislators interested in changing the PFD formula.
House committee proposes $1,600 PFD and accepts some vetoes — but falls short of governor’s goal
The bill would accept $89 million in vetoes, including $20 million in cuts to the University of Alaska, a $49 million cut to school bond debt reimbursement and a $20 million cut to rural school construction.
Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs
A draft bill discussed Monday would set permanent fund dividends at $929 to have a balanced budget. House Bill 2001 would both reverse Dunleavy’s vetoes to the operating and capital budgets and set the dividend level.
Alaska AG: Dunleavy could have state troopers bring legislators to Wasilla
Alaska’s attorney general and the Legislature’s top lawyer are at odds over whether the governor is allowed to set a special session’s location.
Legislators defy Dunleavy, announce Juneau as special session location
Legislative leaders say the floor sessions would be held at the Capitol in Juneau, while most of the meetings would be in Anchorage at the Legislative Information Office.
Lawmakers amend budget to stop reimbursing municipalities for school bond debt
The vote brings the House budget back into agreement with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on the issue. If the amendment makes it into the final budget, it would shift roughly $100 million in spending from the state to municipalities.
Former Planned Parenthood worker rejected for midwives board
Opposition to Linden’s appointment to the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives was centered on Planned Parenthood’s role in providing abortions.
Motor fuel tax would triple under bill, but remain below national average
The money would be designated to maintain the state’s roads, as well as airports and ferries.