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Legislature to reconvene Monday in Juneau

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The Alaska Legislature will reconvene in Juneau on Monday, May 18 at 2 pm. They will take up the CARES Act funding allocation that was approved by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee earlier this week.

The 120th day of the Legislature ends at midnight on May 20. Until then, the session has technically continued, although it has been recessed.

A lawsuit by two Juneau residents has prompted the entire Legislature to meet, further delaying the release of funds to communities and small businesses.

Republicans believe the Democrats are pushing for a Juneau meeting so they can change the terms of various appropriations, and even carve off money intended for small businesses in Alaska. Most small business owners vote Republican, so critics believe that the Democrats would rather see the funds divided between the unemployed in Alaska, rather than the employers. That was a position stated last week by the Democrats in the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • ?

  • The sitcom continues…

  • And WE THE PEOPLE again foot the bill for this ridiculous meeting in Juneau while the small businesses and others suffer!! Good grief ?

  • First item on their agenda:.
    How to advance the recall petition without losing all of those petition booklets to bonfires.

  • Let the Sh– Show begin. Small businesses, fishermen, working Alaskans won’t see a dime until the Legislature pays off their education & healthcare masters first.

  • Masterfully played by the Guv.

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