Alaska Senate puts $1,000 stimulus payment in budget bill
March 26, 2020
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Senate approved a budget provision Monday that would give residents a $1,000 payment as a way to blunt economic impacts from the coronavirus.
The provision, an amendment to a larger state spending package, passed 12-7 after the Senate rejected a proposed $1,300 stimulus payment. The underlying budget passed 17-1 later in the day, with Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold voting in opposition.
The House will have to decide whether to agree to what passed the Senate. If theHouse does not agree, differences typically are hashed out in a conference committee.