AK Legislature fails to override vetoes that prompt cuts
July 18, 2019
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 Dece...