While the federal government may offer more flexibility in the future, Dunleavy’s administration wrote its plan for CARES Act funding without paying for the items he vetoed.
Key Alaska lawmakers disagree on whether Legislature must reconvene to approve CARES Act relief
Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel says the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee can act on all of the requests on Wednesday, but Chairman Rep. Chris Tuck says he doesn’t plan to put the bulk of the funding on the agenda.
Protected Alaska Permanent Fund would grow by $10.5B under committee proposal
A major change could be coming to how the state pays to equalize the cost of energy in parts of the state with high power bills.
Legislature passes capital budget in one-day special session
The vote allows road projects and other construction to move forward. It was the only piece of business for the six-hour special session.
Lawmakers agree on capital budget funding for oil and gas tax credits, Kivalina school
Lawmakers plan to spend as little as one day in Juneau, as they meet Thursday for their third special session this year.
Alaska cities brace for reduced state funding
Juneau has used Community Revenue Sharing funds to help pay for police patrols and emergency services.
Power Cost Equalization Fund could pay for community assistance
The concept arose from a concern over Senate Bill 210, which would reduce the amount that municipalities receive in revenue sharing.