Payroll for support staff that work irregularly was also cut. Combined, the changes are expected to cover a $298,000 cut in the legislature’s operating budget.
State budget director Pat Pitney warned that shorting the Kivalina school project could reopen lawsuits about inequalities in rural school funding.
The building’s owners were seeking $34 million from the legislature. They said it cost nearly $37 million to build.
Lawmakers have approved a contract for a global consulting firm to examine whether lawmakers should move offices out of the controversial Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage.
Tuesday was the deadline set by the Legislative Council to figure out what to do with the contested lease on the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage.
Some Anchorage area residents don’t think the House Majority’s recent budget proposal is good enough, even though it adds money back in for education.
In a 13-to-1 vote, the Legislative Council has decided to punt on the question of what to do with the Anchorage legislative information office.