June 1, 2016 •
Alaska Budget Bill Sent to Governor
The Alaska Legislature reached a bipartisan budget deal Tuesday, May 31.
The bill was approved nine days into the special session that was called when lawmakers could not produce a budget during the 121-day regular extended session.
It is unclear whether Gov. Bill Walker will sign the bill. Alaska faces a government shutdown if a budget is not adopted by July 1, and lawmakers were feeling the pressure to approve a budget before June 1 to stop the governor’s administration from sending 30-day layoff warnings to state employees.
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