Dunleavy outlines budget that would rely on savings
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed a state budget that would rely heavily on savings.
The proposal comes after a push for deep cuts during his first year in office resulted in public backlash that fueled a recall effort.
The Republican wants lawmakers to look at formula programs seen as cost drivers, which could include Medicaid and education. He says he's not proposing cuts to K-12 education.
The state has been using earnings from its oil-wealth fund to help fill a persistent deficit.
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