Alaska lawmakers prepare for legal fight over education
June 6, 2019
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature, locked in a fight with Gov. Mike Dunleavy over education funding, moved one step closer Tuesday to a lawsuit over the issue.
The House and Senate voted to give the committee that handles legislative business, the Legislative Council, authority to sue.
Sen. Gary Stevens, the Legislative Council chair, told reporters a lawsuit could be filed if the money for K-12 schools is not released. Stevens, a Kodiak Republican, said the council composed of House and Senate members would have to vote to move forward.
Lawmakers supporting the authorization c...