The Legislature passed a budget that included roughly $2 million to pay for the food and housing needs of lawmakers and their families attending the session. But Dunleavy said it doesn’t make sense for legislators to receive the money until they’ve taken more action on permanent fund dividends.
House Speaker Stutes also says it would be a challenge to pass PFD plan before considering how to pay for it.
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What’s not on Young’s list? One very large bridge from Ketchikan to Gravina Island, where the city’s airport is.
The committee plan released on Friday would free up roughly $410 million by using American Rescue Plan Act funds to replace state revenue. That money could be spent on permanent fund dividends; roads and other capital projects; or other items.
A panel of Alaska legislators voted 11-1 on Tuesday afternoon to sue Gov. Mike Dunleavy over his decision to bypass legislative confirmation for his picks for state boards and commissions.
Pandemic causes housing headaches for Alaska lawmakers returning to Juneau for next legislative session
Alaska lawmakers who each year relocate to a capital city accessible only by plane or boat are facing challenges in getting settled ahead of what is expected to be a difficult legislative session overshadowed by COVID-19.
Dunleavy proposed changing the dividend formula for 2022, reducing the size of dividends. But he said any change should be subject to approval in a vote by Alaskans
The margin of victory shrank by two votes, with one vote added to Rep. Pruitt’s total and one vote subtracted from Snyder in the recount, which was completed on Friday.
The Associated Press called the race for Biden on Saturday when it said that Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes put him over the 270-vote threshold needed to win the Electoral College.
With deadline looming, Dunleavy and legislative leaders exchange letters on a potential special session
A law passed in March extended the governor’s disaster declaration until Nov. 15. Health care and municipal organizations recently urged another extension, saying the declaration is needed to allow them to better respond to the pandemic.