The Alaska Legislature is back in session. In this episode we talk about the session ahead and look at the contrast between the state legislature and congress as they each contend with checking the power of the executive branch.
Governor Dunleavy released a Report to Alaskans after his first year in office so we take a moment to reflect, vent and share our own visions for the future.
In this episode we talk about the veto walk backs and the external pressures that may have forced these “restorations.” We also dig into the upcoming Senate confirmation and how it could impact the long game of redistricting.
- State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected
- Dunleavy cites public response in veto reversals
- Recall Dunleavy says it has 36,731 signatures
- Once vetoed by Dunleavy, funding for Alaska’s arts council is back in the budget
- Everything you need to know about the vacant Chris Birch Senate seat appointment process
- Initiative would increase state oil taxes, eliminate tax credits
Jen Karnik joins us for a discussion of cryptids and other mysteries of science as we go in search of the Impossibly Large Bird of Juneau.
Governor Dunleavy announced his vetoes.
- ADN: Gov. Dunleavy vetoes $444 million from Alaska state operating budget
- ADN: Here’s a rundown of Gov. Dunleavy’s line-item budget vetoes
- Juneau Empire: Dunleavy’s Red Pen
- AK Public Media: Dunleavy unveils line item vetoes and signs operating budget
- ADN: Getting votes to override will be difficult
- Forbes: Universities Are Economic And Knowledge Engines – A Proposed 41% Cut In Alaska Is Scary