By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Legislature falls short in override of governor's school funding veto


March 20, 2024

Alaska lawmakers fell one vote short Monday in an attempt to override the governor’s veto of a comprehensive school funding bill, which included a permanent increase in the state funding formula for K-12 education and which could have provided an additional $440,000 for the Wrangell school district.

The additional funds would have covered about two-thirds of the deficit in the Wrangell district’s draft budget, reducing the amount of money it will need to pull out of reserves for the 2024-2025 school year.

The vote in a joint session of the House and Senate was 39-20. A two-thirds majority of 4...

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