Walker reiterates call for budget plan amid dour forecast
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A dour revenue forecast brought with it a warning from Gov. Bill Walker that state legislators need to deliver a plan to address Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit this year or face a special session. Legislative leaders say Walker has a role to play, too, in building support for his proposals.
House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said it’s not his job to get support for other people’s bills. But he said he also believes that the state needs to start figuring out new sources of revenue.
Here is where things stand with just a few weeks left in the scheduled...