Education, Medicaid big topics in stalling of budget decisions

Alaska’s legislature has yet to formally reconvene in special session as it was expected to do Tuesday. Instead, hearings are being held and it’s unclear when things will move forward, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) said Tuesday afternoon.

“There’s not a clear path ahead,” he said.

Kreiss-Tomkins and many others aren’t “thrilled with the lack of a fully funded budget.” He added that the hearings are “more for show than it is for substance” as people try to get their points across.

“In my mind, we need to create a compromised budget, pass it and move on to other work,” he said. “There’s...


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