Edwardson pans Dunleavy budget on Action Line

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Assemblymember Rob Edwardson outlined his take of the state budget proposed by Governor Dunleavy for next fiscal year and its impact on Juneau while a guest on Action Line Friday.

Edwardson believes there are visible and yet to be determined impacts on the CBJ budget which he says adds a lot of uncertainty.  And he adds no one will know about the exact impacts until the end of the legislative process.

He says there doesn't seem to be a lot of analysis behind the underfunding of the Base Student Allocation or most other areas of the budget which he thinks should be expected for a Governor's proposed budget.

Edwardson attempted to address that lack of analysis in a resolution on the proposed budget approved by the Assembly recently. He suggested that lawmakers should work off the budget submitted by the Governor on December 14 rather than the revised document submitted February 13.  The earlier document was based for the most part on what the outgoing Walker Administration prepared.   Edwardson says that document included analysis for its recommendations.

Juneau City Hall is hosting a town hall Monday evening to discuss the state budget proposal and its likely impacts.  That's scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.


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