Gov. Mike Dunleavy proclaimed a special session to settle debates on crime, the state budget, education funding and the PFD.
The Alaska House and Senate have each named three members to a special committee to work out final details of the state's operating budget
Gov. Mike Dunleavy defended his decision to cut spending, rather than raise taxes, to solve Alaska's budget problems.
The Senate approved an $11.5 billion budget that keeps the $3,000 Permanent Fund dividend recommended last week by the Senate Finance Committee.
The Senate looks to put the final touches on the amended operating budget before sending it back to the House for a concurrence vote.
Known as one of the Schneider loophole bills, HB14 enhances sex-related assault crimes.
The full Senate must still approve the operating budget when it meets to vote on the operating budget next week.
The House sent a budget to the Senate without a Permanent Fund dividend appropriation, leaving the Senate Finance Committee to sort debate short- and long-term solutions.
House Rep. Matt Claman says his bill draws from several bills including some put forth by Gov. Mike Dunleavy
Would you be willing to pay more in taxes if it provided more opportunities for children in your school district?
Even as the House sent a budget to the Senate for consideration, the Legislature enters a holiday-shortened week with plenty on its plate.