State House approves budget with one-time boost in school funding


April 17, 2024

The Alaska House has sent to the Senate a state operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 with an almost $2,300 Permanent Fund dividend that would be the single largest expenditure in the spending plan.

The budget also includes $175 million in additional one-time school funding, raising the total state contribution to school district operating expenses to just over half of what House members voted to spend on this fall’s dividend.

The boost in state aid for the 2024-2025 school year, if approved by the Senate and signed into law by the governor, would generate about $440,000 in a...

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