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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:17 AM

Alaska Legislature fails to override vetoes that prompt cuts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature failed Wednesday to override budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that will prompt a massive 41% cut of state funding to the University of Alaska and lay waste to other programs the governor deemed unaffordable.

More than one-third of lawmakers missed the vote — many because of an ongoing dispute about where the Legislature should have met for the special session.

Lawmakers needed 45 votes — a three-fourths majority of the 60 members of the state Senate and House — to override the vetoes by Dunleavy, a Republican who took office in December.

The effort fell short with a 37-1 vote in Juneau. Only Rep. Tammie Wilson, a North Pole Republican, voted not to override.

Read more: https://www.news-journal.com/ap/national/alaska-legislature-fails-to-override-vetoes-that-prompt-cuts/article_192f722b-d35b-5bff-b9c7-e4f749647456.html
(Longview News-Journal)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:31 AM

1. I am so sorry to read this.

It’s a big self inflicted injury, and not needed. Short term savings for large long term cost.

Crap.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:11 PM

2. THIS BACKWARD STATE IS RETARDED

This is another example of the GOP doing the damnedest to screw the public. I am so glad this is NOT my state. These people just require some federal welfare to help them be a better place to live. I am glad they are to far away to make a difference with anything. This summer the bastards will roast for their sins......

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